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

Pennsylvania

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Reasons for signing

  • I signed this on behalf of my ancestors and descendants.
  • 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.
  • Making Juneteenth a National Holiday Is Important Because We Must Remember and Recognize All Of Our History and Pass It On to Our Children !!

Updates

2018-06-23 03:52:19 -0700

500 signatures reached

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