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3/ Cornyn’s track record includes introducing a bipartisan child sex abuse prevention bill, proposing to make Juneteenth a national holiday, and touting efforts to bring #COVID19  relief to the Rio Grande Valley.

Juneteenth has officially become a state holiday in Virginia.

Juneteenth is now officially a state holiday in Virginia. June 19 marks the anniversary of when slavery was fully abolished, but it is not a federal holiday. 47 states recognize it in some way (Hawaii and the Dakotas do not).

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Juneteenth has officially become a state holiday after lawmakers unanimously approved legislation during the Virginia General Assembly’s special session:

#Virginia lawmakers pass legislation to make #Juneteenth  a state holiday #News3Politics 

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Watch live: 'Freedom After Juneteenth' voter awareness event, featuring Karamu performance & panel discussion

JUST IN: Allegheny County Council approved making Juneteenth a paid holiday for county employees.

#BREAKING: Allegheny Co. approves Juneteenth as a paid holiday for county employees

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Virginia lawmakers pass legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday

Juneteenth has officially become a state holiday after lawmakers unanimously approved legislation during the Virginia General Assembly special session.

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Juneteenth is henceforth considered a US holiday at Tesla & SpaceX

We had previously scheduled our #MAGA  Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for June 19th – a big deal. Unfortunately, however, this would fall on the Juneteenth Holiday. Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out...

Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It's a celebration of progress. It's an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible––and there is still so much work to do.

Civil rights icon Angela Davis pumps her fist during a Juneteenth protest against police brutality as longshoremen shut down the Port of Oakland and 28 other ports along the west coast on Friday. Story:

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On Juneteenth, we celebrate our capacity to make real the promise of our founding, that thing inside each of us that says America is not yet finished, that compels all of us to fight for justice and equality until this country we love more closely aligns with our highest ideals.

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So. Let's set the stage... President Trump has chosen as the venue for his first rally in months, Tulsa, Oklahoma, site of a horrific massacre of African Americans. And he has set the date for June 19th, Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

How about we nix Columbus Day and make Juneteenth a national holiday instead?

Outside the Oval Office, I kept a painting of a small crowd huddled around a pocketwatch, waiting for the moment the Emancipation Proclamation took effect. On Juneteenth, we celebrate the anniversary of that news - freedom - reaching slaves in Texas. And something more:

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