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Congressman Sends Out Petition To Rename Donald J. Trump State Park

The petition also includes a link to donate to Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney re-election campaign.

Posted on January 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. ET

Alan Kroeger

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney — who represents the district that is home to much of Donald J. Trump State Park — is currently circling a petition among supporters seeking to rename the park.

The petition, which was sent to the congressman's email list and contains a button to donate, seeks to rename the park after folk singer and environmental activist Pete Seeger.

"Donald Trump's rhetoric and proposals are hateful, un-American, and certainly don't reflect the values of my friends and neighbors in Putnam and Westchester Counties," Maloney had said in comments suggesting to name it after Seeger last month.

Legislation was introduced last month by a New York state senator to rename the park following Trump's demeaning comments on immigrants and Muslims.

The petition is the latest sign the initiative is gaining steam among New York lawmakers.

Last month State Sen. Daniel Squadron, who represents the 26th district in the New York state senate, introduced legislation to strip the park of its name in state senate. Assemblyman Charles Lavine of Long Island introduced similar legislation in the state assembly.

The petition is below:

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