As the Redskins’ renaming controversy continues, three Northern Virginia legislators, Del. David Ramadan (R-Loudoun), state Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) and Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), have organized a group in opposition of renaming the team.
According to The Washington Post, a major founding principle of the “Redskins Pride Caucus” is to provide “a voice for Redskins fans and season tickets holders.”
Other principles include challenging what they call, “inappropriate involvement of the United States Congress” and supporting branding rights for businesses.
The Redskins Pride Caucus describes the Redskins football franchise as one that “generates hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable revenue for schools, roads, public safety and other important public services in the commonwealth.”
The group will likely gain support of Redskins owner, Daniel Snyder, who is also combatting the name change.
Snyder has recruited his own PR staff, including Bill Clinton’s former representative, Lanny Davis.