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Charlottesville, Va. scraps Thomas Jefferson’s b-day as paid holiday. UVA College Republicans are livid.
University of Virginia’s College Republicans chapter slammed Charlottesville, Va. Friday for dropping former president and UVA founder Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as a paid holiday for the city.
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The student group told Campus Reform that the city’s Monday decision was “ironic,” given the celebration of July Fourth just days later. The city of Charlottesville, Jefferson’s hometown, scrapped recognition of his birthday, replacing the paid holiday with Liberation and Freedom Day. Campus Reform could not confirm if Liberation and Freedom Day will be a paid holiday.
“We are thoroughly disappointed by the decision, but not surprised,” UVA College Republicans President Matthew Nalls told Campus Reform. “Frankly, it’s ironic that Charlottesville voted to drop Thomas Jefferson’s birthday just to celebrate Independence Day a...
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