|Posted:||February 3, 2015 12:32 PM|
|From:||Representative Susan C. Helm|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||"Juneteenth National Freedom Day"|
|Previously, we passed House Resolution 322 recognizing "Juneteenth National Freedom Day" for 2012. in the 2013-2014 legislative session HB 2128 was introduced by the House and was considered once in the Senate.
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce this legislation that will establish "Juneteenth National Freedom Day" as an annual observance.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Today, this commemorates African-American freedom by emphasizing education and achievement. It is recognized annually in approximately 37 states nationwide.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.
(Previous co-sponsors of HB 2128 were: WATERS, KIRKLAND, HENNESSEY, BISHOP, KIM, CALTAGIRONE,
V. BROWN, KORTZ, LONGIETTI, WHEATLEY, KILLION, READSHAW, RAPP, VEREB, B. BOYLE, TURZAI, MILLARD, REED, BOBACK, GRELL, KAVULICH, YOUNGBLOOD, MCNEILL, GROVE, MIRABITO, HARHART, KAUFFMAN, KINSEY, SWANGER, ROCK, GINGRICH, FRANKEL, MAJOR, GIBBONS, BROWNLEE, MAHONEY, MARSICO, GOODMAN, MURT, WATSON, DiGIROLAMO, PAINTER, FLECK, MCCARTER, COHEN, KOTIK, MCGINNIS, R. BROWN, SCAVELLO, LUCAS, SONNEY, BAKER, O'NEILL, CUTLER, HARPER, DELOZIER, MALONEY, HAHN, SAYLOR, ROEBUCK, DENLINGER, GAINEY, MIRANDA, THOMAS AND OBERLANDER,
Introduced as HB664