A commission will be created to recommend a new seal and motto for Massachusetts, after Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday, January 11th, 2021 signed (S.2848) – the resolve calling for the creation of a special commission to study and recommend a new or revised state seal and motto. The commission must complete its work by October 1st of this year, and recommend changes to the seal and motto that will “faithfully … Continue reading Governor Baker Signs the Bill Establishing a Special Commission to Change the Mass Flag and Seal
Six Native American leaders will be among 20 members of new special commission empowered with determining how Native images or Native symbols are used on the Massachusetts State Flag and Seal.
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Opinion: Our commonwealth’s racist symbols
“Why are you wearing a pin of a Native American with a sword over his head?”
I froze when I was asked this question from an indigenous elected official from South America at an international conference last year. When you are a new state representative you are given a “State House” pin of the official state seal and wearing it is part of our unofficial uniform. Her question forced me to reflect on what our state seal not only means in a historical context, but what it must convey to others seeing it for the first time…. read full article in the Metro West Daily News.
41 Cities and Towns have now Voted to Change the Mass Flag and Seal!
More than 10% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts are now on record in favor of changing the state flag and seal.