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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:17 AM

Over 70,000 people sign petition to rename Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower after Obama

More than 70,000 people have signed onto a petition that seeks to rename the portion of Fifth Avenue in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan after former President Obama.

“The City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown L.A. in his honor,” reads the online petition, which had racked up nearly 71,000 signatures on MoveOn.org as of Tuesday afternoon.

“We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same by renaming a block of Fifth Avenue after the former president whose many accomplishments include: saving our nation from the Great Recession; serving two completely scandal-free terms in office; and taking out Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind September 11th, which killed over 3,000 New Yorkers,” the petition continues.

Elizabeth Rowin, the organizer behind the petition, told Newsweek in an interview released on Monday that the campaign first began as a joke last year.

"I honestly started it as a joke," Rowin told the publication. "I saw a comedian joke about how it would make Trump so mad if it was named after former President Obama and thought why not."

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/457303-over-70000-people-sign-onto-petition-seeking-to-rename-street


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douglas9 Aug 14 OP
TreasonousBastard Aug 14 #1
mnmoderatedem Aug 14 #2
Ilsa Aug 14 #3
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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:22 AM

1. Well, go for it! It's NYC's decision, isn't it?

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:33 AM

2. I get the concept but

I wouldn't be in favor of this. it would only encourage some crazy MAGAt to actually shoot and kill someone on the former 5th Avenue, BECAUSE it was named after Obama.

Good chance that would happen, IMO.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:38 AM

3. Address changes are a hassle.

I can't blame anyone affected opposing this.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:21 AM

4. The people living there do not have to send a notice to anyone

The US Mail will know, FedeEx and UPS will know too. Yes, they have to change their license, their business cards, letterheads, but that is no big deal, they can still use what they have until it runs out.

I hope they can do it.

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