Governor Jay Inslee declares June 19, 2020 "Juneteenth" in a ceremonial declaration!
Read the original 6/5/2020 announcement from BUILD below.
For the Black Community, June brings with it a historic day also known as Freedom Day. It was on June 19, 1865, over 2 years after President Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation, that word reached the last remaining slaves in Texas.
In these painful times receiving good news is a necessity. BUILD is excited to announce a historic event: Governor Jay Inslee announced June 19, 2020 as Juneteenth. Attached [below] is the ceremonial declaration for all to see.
A huge thank you to BUILD’s Policy and Legislative Subcommittee for drafting this proclamation and to all of those individuals who made this outcome a reality. Please join BUILD in celebrating this momentous occasion!
For more information on Juneteenth, read the article "12 Things You Might Not Know About Juneteenth" on BUILD's website.
We invite you to attend BUILD's next general meeting. Detailed meeting information is coming soon!
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