Summary: Recognizing June 19, 2020, as this year’s observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day. (Cosponsors)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 06/15/20.
STATUS: Introduced 06/15/20 by Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- Juneteenth, which is commemorated every year on June 19 to celebrate the abolition of slavery, has received more attention this year as it coincides with protests across the United States against racial injustice. (Source: Desert News)
- Juneteenth celebrates the anniversary of the day in 1865 when a general read out Abraham Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation in Texas, freeing slaves in a portion of the last un-emancipated state. (Source: The Guardian)
Link to the text of the bill.
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