The Senate has passed a bill to make Juneteenth , or June 19th, a federal holiday. It's expected to easily pass the House. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth , or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States . The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday.
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Here's the thing, these weren't the last slaves who were freed. Check out the emancipation proclamation and you will find that slaves in the north in Maryland and West Virginia were still held. Xuf F ufu 7 74 So is this going to be a fed holiday like the 4th of July where everyone gets a day off to celebrate/commemorate or a fed holiday like Columbus day where banks & government employees get to commemorate but the majority of the US still wondering why they working on a fed holiday?
Great but what about voting & 1/6 investigations. Without a Democracy, you won't need any holidays. Just the dictator's birthday. As always, Texas was behind the rest of the world then and still is. Ya mean no one in the Senate blocked giving themselves another day off? MasterRobyn Holy Crow… 🍿 White privilege racist rage in 3… 2…
Wow. I almost don’t believe it… All descendants of African American slaves need paid time off on the Juneteenth as reparations. Why are some ppl so worried about who will get the day off? Yes, fed employees, state emp, bank/fin inst emp, stock ex emp, and LOTS of corp emp will get the day off. If you are worried about ppl getting the day off then CANCEL Columbus Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day & Veterans Day
Just another holiday people will be forced to work and nothing but government will be able to observe.
Senate Passes Bill Establishing Juneteenth As A National HolidayBREAKING: The Senate unanimously passed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States . Now Ron DeSantis will undeclare it a national holiday for Florida
Only banks and federal employees get the day off. Whoop de do! Freed by the republicans, from the democrats. Oooops, we weren't supposed to say that? VoxDemocrat I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised that any Senate Republicans said 'yes' to this....VERY surprised Now do election day Election day would have been a lot better.
Bit strange, like why never do this before and consider when the Union won or when the 13 Amendment passed as the holiday dates? Make sure your headline says... ENSLAVED IN TEXAS TWO YEARS LONGER THAN THE REAT OF THE COUNTRY. There should be exactly one federal holiday, and that's election day. Thats it.
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Senate passes bill to establish Juneteenth as a national holidayAfter passing by unanimous consent, the bill now heads to the House of Representatives, where its passage is all but assured, then on to President Biden’s desk for signature into law. Y’all had to do this article with this picture because y’all got called out for you’re other one 😂 Yahoo This dam racist Yahoo This all about black really
'Shoot someone at da concert in da park day.' This is awesome. Plus June 19th is my brother birthday makes this even better 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Juneteenth Bill Marking End of Slavery a Federal Holiday Unanimously Passes SenateThe Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill on Tuesday to make Juneteenth a national holiday, celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S. on June 19 First we completely eliminate Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays from the calendar in favor of a combined Presidents’ Day that merely signifies when stores have their sales, just so we can have a real federal holiday on Marty’s b-day. This June-whatever is just more pandering. sonaliranade This is Historic and overdue for so long. Has a breath of fresh air started in race relations in US which seems to be a changing? Like so many holidays without meaning it's all political BS.
Senate progressives threaten to tank bipartisan infrastructure dealThose progressives want a guarantee Democrats would unite behind use of a fast-track budget tool known as reconciliation that allows them to bypass GOP objections with a party-line vote on a package including climate, elder and child care and housing. How do we attain bipartisan between systems of Socialism and Capitalism, those who want to Rule not Serve, God and Satan or Principled vs Machiavellian? Does the US and Europe share the same 'institutions and values,' as Biden claim?
Opinion | Senate Democrats are bracing for summertime sadnessOpinion | HayesBrown: As Democratic senators head back home over the Fourth of July break, they need to be speaking with every local media outlet they can about all the popular proposals that Republicans are blocking. - MSNBCDaily HayesBrown Daily BOY MSNBC THIS DARK CLOUD OVER CAPITOL SAYS IT ALL. NOTHING IS GETTIN DONE BECAUSE OF THE “DO NOTHING REPUBLICANS!” THEY NEED TO GO TO THEIR HOMES & RE-EVALUATE THEIR PRIORITIES FOR SURE! AS DOES SEN. MANCHIN!!!!!!! HayesBrown Daily that should be a given!!!! HayesBrown Daily Same old MSNBC bullshit
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