Why John the Baptist?
John the Baptist is a significant individual to Christians of all denominations. His message was for all to hear, regardless of wealth or status. John the Baptist spoke of better things to come. He called for all mankind to reflect on their wrongdoings and shortcomings and strive to do better and be better.
A Martyr for Speaking Truth
Even in his final days, John the Baptist stood by his moral principles and spoke truth to power. He died a martyr for his cause at the hands of a corrupt leader. John the Baptist gave his life for what he knew in his heart to be true and moral, no matter what the cost.
A History to be Proud Of
Right now, communities across the country are struggling with the morality of our nation’s history and the way that manifests in our culture today. John the Baptist is a symbolic figure for washing away sins and repenting. He also calls us, even today, to do better in our daily lives.
Many cities are already revisiting the names of schools, streets and other prominent sites that feature names associated with racism and oppression. We believe John the Baptist Boulevard should be considered as an option during these renaming discussions.STAND WITH US
Bring John the Baptist Blvd to YOUR City
Join the movement and take action. We’ve prepared a variety of Community Resources as a starting place for a movement in your city.COMMUNITY RESOURCES
1. Choose a Street
Identify a street in your area to rename. We recommend streets near or leading to a body of water.
2. Start a Petition
Create a petition online identifying the street you want to rename and along with your reason why.
3. Contact Local Leaders
Reach out to your local community leaders, such as your Mayor or Town Council. They may be able to help.
Supporting the Cause is Easy
Sign the Petition
There is strength in numbers. Add your name to the John the Baptist Boulevard petition for your area or start a petition today. Tell our leaders you want to see John the Baptist recognized by renaming a street in his honor.CHANGE.ORG PETITIONS
Spread the Word
Tell your friends and neighbors about the movement to rename a street for John the Baptist. Ask them to visit johnthebaptistblvd.com to learn more and sign the petition.CONTACT US
Write a Letter
Contact your local and state representatives. Send an email, write a letter or call their offices to let them know you want to see a street in your community renamed for John the Baptist.TAKE ACTION