Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves announced this week that if the state legislators vote to change the flag, he would not stand in the way.
"If they get those votes, a veto would be pointless," Reeves wrote on Facebook, via the AP. "The debate would be over, and the flag would change."
Other legislators have suggested replacing the Confederate symbol with the words "In God We Trust," which Attorney General Lynn Fitch said would better "reflect the love, compassion, and conviction of our people."
Hill isn't the only musician to speak out against the flag.
On Thursday, Paramore's Hayley Williams also called out the Mississippi legislature to vote on a new flag, reflecting on the "racial inequalities" that she noticed growing up in Meridian, Mississippi.
"I remember noticing racial inequities from a very young age but i certainly did not realize then that there was anything that could be done about it…yet tomorrow, there's opportunity!" she tweeted.
Williams added, "I'm speaking on this in effort to honor the good memories i have kept from my childhood in Meridian and to (in a way that feels too small) give support back to the young black people who i know made a significant impact on my musical journey…"
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- Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org) which works to end police brutality in America through research-proven strategies.
- ColorofChange.org works to make the government more responsive to racial disparities.
- National Cares Mentoring Movement (caresmentoring.org) provides social and academic support to help Black youth succeed in college and beyond.
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