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To: Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano, Dallas City Council

Rename Lamar St. to Botham Jean Boulevard

Rename Lamar St. to Botham Jean Boulevard

Rename Lamar Street to Botham Jean Boulevard.

Why is this important?

Botham Jean was dedicated to helping the City of Dallas through volunteering and ministry. His life served as an example and a model for everyone in the city. When he was killed in his own apartment on Lamar Street, his death shook the city and forced it to face the very same issues that the rest of our nation is currently grappling with in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the person Lamar Street is named after, was a slaveholder, and set out to kill or expel every Native American person from Texas. The street named after this reprehensible person is the last place Botham was alive and well, sitting down to eat ice cream in his own home.

I am asking you to join me in helping to honor Botham by renaming Lamar Street to Botham Jean Boulevard. Honor the person my brother was before his life was taken from him by Amber Guyger. Rename Lamar Street to Botham Jean Boulevard and let this street serve as a constant reminder of the future that was taken from us instead of a disgraceful past.

Dallas, TX, USA

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Updates

2020-07-18 20:03:56 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-16 12:22:35 -0700

500 signatures reached

2020-07-15 16:11:26 -0700

100 signatures reached

2020-07-15 15:09:12 -0700

50 signatures reached

2020-07-15 14:38:48 -0700

25 signatures reached

2020-07-15 14:26:37 -0700

10 signatures reached