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45,000+ Sign Petition to Rename Ronald Reagan Airport

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Almost 50,000 people have signed a petition to ask House Speaker Rep. John Boehner to rename the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport back to its previous title, Washington National Airport. When the airport was renamed after Reagan in 1998, there was criticism from the public who argued that the action as an "arrogant abuse of power" by majority Republicans. According to an article published in The Washington Post in 1998, the battle over whether or not to rename the airport became partisan with the fiercest amount of opposition coming from the D.C. area. In the petition, it creates a comparison between Obama renaming Mt. McKinley to Mt. Denali and Congress renaming the Washington, D.C. airport. "The honoring of this mountain's original name, and the native people who have inhabited that land for generations, was long overdue," reads the petition, later adding, "And unlike President Obama's decision, which honors the local people and culture surrounding that landmark, the renaming of Washington National airport was met with resistance from local Virginia residents and leaders." If interested in signing the petition or seeing how many people have signed it, head over here. If you have any differing opinions about the renaming of the airport, let us know in the comments.
· Tell John Boehner: Rename Ronald Reagan Airport [Credo Action]
· Congress Votes for Reagan Airport [The Washington Post]