Published on June 18, 2021 in
This month, Congress passed bipartisan legislation officially recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill received bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Joe Biden on June 17.
Making Juneteenth a federal holiday creates an opportunity for all Americans to learn about the lasting impacts of slavery and subsequent racist laws, policies and actions that continue to impact the lives of Black Americans today. Join us in thanking legislators for taking this important step toward truly recognizing our full, shared national history and encourage them to follow up with meaningful policy action which works to address the glaring racial inequity which persists across our country.
Some facts about Juneteenth:
Thank your legislators and President Biden for recognizing Juneteenth in this important way and encourage them to follow this up with meaningful policy action!