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June 19, 2020 Press Releases

NV Dems Statement on Juneteenth


by Nevada Democrats

Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the following statement on Juneteenth:

“This emancipation day holds incredible weight this year as we watch a new generation of activists come together with those who have been in protest for decades pressing for much-needed change. We can celebrate Juneteenth but we must also recognize that although the enslaved went free 155 years ago, Black Americans are still struggling for freedom and justice. We are still held down by institutional racism, from pay disparities, to racial profiling, to police brutality. I think it's time Juneteenth be recognized as a federal holiday to remind our country where we’ve been, where we can never go back, and the work we have left to do. I encourage every Nevadan to take today to recognize the many contributions of the Black community, to patronize Black-owned businesses, and to celebrate Black America.”

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