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The League of Women Voters of Mississippi believes in equality of opportunity for education, employment, and housing for all persons regardless of their race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. League supports civil and voting rights, and social and economic justice, and calls for inclusion of all segments of society in this democracy, and for equity in the way government treats its citizens. The League is opposed to oppression and discrimination in any form. With this as our guiding principle, the League of Women Voters of Mississippi calls for a change in the Mississippi state flag. The current flag carries an image of the Confederate battle flag that is a painful reminder of a chapter in our state's history of the brutal and unequal treatment of its black citizens. That image must be removed from our state flag.