To: Pennsylvania State Legislature

Make Juneteenth An Official Pennsylvania State Holiday

Make Juneteenth An Official Pennsylvania State Holiday

Vote to make Juneteenth an Official Pennsylvania State Holiday.

Why is this important?

Juneteenth Is The Oldest Celebration For The Emancipation And Freedom
Of Enslaved Africans in the United States. In 1865 In Galveston Texas the last
remaining enslaved Africans were told of their freedom two and a half
(2 ½) years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

We the members of the Juneteenth Family Of Philadelphia are asking you to sign
this petition to make Juneteenth an official state holiday.

HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

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Reasons for signing

  • I believe the freeing of slaves should be celebrated as a national holiday. If we can have Veterans Day, which celebrates the military service people and Columbus Day which celebrates Columbus' arrival not even to this land but this region of the world, then we should most definitely have a holiday for the accomplishment of ending slavery.
  • Just think being we are born later 1863 -1865-thank my fathers and mothers brothers and sisters whom waited without knowing but had faith and belief pa establish the United States becoming a State holiday on governor desk ,senators hearts,house rep hands,and community leaders,freedom has to come from above first not by religion but relationship with God of Creator of heaven and earth
  • We Are NO Longer Bound a change is,will and shall Come AMEN AMEN AMEN

Updates

2018-06-13 14:56:09 -0700

100 signatures reached

2018-06-08 06:06:50 -0700

50 signatures reached

2018-05-31 19:14:16 -0700

25 signatures reached

2018-05-30 05:15:13 -0700

10 signatures reached