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Jun 15 - Juneteenth about to become a federal holiday
 

 

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made a motion to pass the bill, and no senator objected.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who single-handedly blocked the bill from passing last year due to concerns about its cost, announced he was dropping his objection to the legislation earlier on Tuesday.

“It sounds like Congress wants to do it so I’m not going to stand in the way,” Johnson told HuffPost. “I just think it’s kind of odd that now apparently the only way to do [celebrate the end of slavery] is to give 2 million federal workers a paid day off, cost American taxpayers $600 million.”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the measure last year amid mass protests over the police k*lling of George Floyd. It gained more support this year, garnering 18 Republican co-sponsors.

African Americans have celebrated the end of slavery on June 19 since that day in 1865, when the Union Army belatedly brought word to Galveston, Texas, that slavery had been outlawed, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Cornyn said he was “happy” to see the bill pass in the Senate.

“It has been a state holiday in Texas for more than 40 years. Now more than ever, we need to learn from our history and continue to form a more perfect union,” the Texas senator tweeted.

If the bill passes in the House, Juneteenth would become the 11th annual federal holiday. However, only federal workers are required by law to get federal holidays off. There’s no requirement that private businesses give their employees the day off.



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 1 month ago '04        #2
Chokeabiish 
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About damn time. Wyte dudes at my job will be throwing a fit that they have to "celebrate" it while gladly taking July 4th off.
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 1 month ago '17        #3
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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Now we need reparations to be passed. Black people were robbed of generational wealth, and it goes well beyond lost money from slavery. Black people in general weren't allowed to buy homes until the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and even then they were given poor deals that robbed them.
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 1 month ago '19        #4
SippBack662 
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:s uccess:

My hometown ( Columbus, Sipp) been celebrating it on May 8 aka May Of Eight.
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 1 month ago '09        #5
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x68
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in before @ rambles about how he thinks slavery was good to black people or rants "white people bad" for the 736rd time
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 1 month ago '06        #6
cleavon15  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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“I just think it’s kind of odd that now apparently the only way to do [celebrate the end of slavery] is to give 2 million federal workers a paid day off, cost American taxpayers $600 million.”

Honestly, never thought of like this. fu*k it though. If this country is truly about freedoms and liberty, then this is a long time coming.

Only, about 2 holidays are truly celebrated and the rest are just days off to everyone, anyway.

Can't have the good without the bad, so I see that this will open the door and I expect to see more groups wanting their own. Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's day are next. I also expect the LGBTQNSOHIDN to revolt since we'll be infringing on their month
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 1 month ago '06        #7
cleavon15  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Chokeabiish said
About damn time. Wyte dudes at my job will be throwing a fit that they have to "celebrate" it while gladly taking July 4th off.
I think it'll be the same as the third Monday in January for them.

 1 month ago '16        #8
Blunted Sultan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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More of that functional government I see.

 1 month ago '11        #9
PotheadFocker  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Blunted Sultan said
More of that functional government I see.
Weird how it only functions when it wants to
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 1 month ago '06        #10
servesurite 
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whats up with that preview pic
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 1 month ago '16        #11
Soo Special OG  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Chokeabiish said
About damn time. Wyte dudes at my job will be throwing a fit that they have to "celebrate" it while gladly taking July 4th off.
your comment no sense

nobody that works throw a fit at having a day off u think those wyte dudes give a fu*k lol
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 1 month ago '05        #12
Truth33 
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I dig it
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Top 10 most propped recently  1 month ago '21        #13
BigChiefLA 
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Where the reparations? Don’t care about these days in America’s bruh bruh.! Holidays are just days to chill with the fam, don’t care either way.
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 1 month ago '06        #14
imthatinfamous  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Cool.
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 1 month ago '11        #15
Ant O 
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who single-handedly blocked the bill from passing last year due to concerns about its cost, announced he was dropping his objection to the legislation earlier on Tuesday.

“It sounds like Congress wants to do it so I’m not going to stand in the way,” Johnson told HuffPost. “I just think it’s kind of odd that now apparently the only way to do [celebrate the end of slavery] is to give 2 million federal workers a paid day off, cost American taxpayers $600 million.”
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 1 month ago '20        #16
I Know  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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This local Texas event made it that far.

Cool I guess.

Not like it’s even accurate itself.

Shall see how this gets turned into something it never was.


Symbolic angle? still don’t sit right for some reason.

Ain’t trippin over the food fa sho.
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 1 month ago '05        #17
bi0  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 1 month ago '17        #18
92baby 
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Idk in what part of Texas they celebrate some new information to me And I live here
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 1 month ago '08        #19
thisguymush 
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oh nice that hella dope!

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 1 month ago '20        #20
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 92baby said
Idk in what part of Texas they celebrate some new information to me And I live here



Had to leave the south to even here about this Texas holiday
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 1 month ago '17        #21
92baby 
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 I Know said
Had to leave the south to even know about this Texas holiday
Right idk how the fu*k they think Texas of all places celebrate June 19th
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 1 month ago '20        #22
I Know  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 92baby said
Right idk how the fu*k they think Texas of all places celebrate June 19th
It’s from there. Yeah not sure what city or town it first started in.


Texans moved north and west and took this with them.

Black guys with white wives be celebrating the fu*k out this sh*t.

Bad bi*ches galore at the parks at least.
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 1 month ago '09        #23
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x68
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 servesurite said
whats up with that preview pic








its some white gop senator whining about the election
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 1 month ago '18        #24
Mr Tibbs 
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yes, we made it.
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 1 month ago '13        #25
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 cleavon15 said
Honestly, never thought of like this. fu*k it though. If this country is truly about freedoms and liberty, then this is a long time coming.

Only, about 2 holidays are truly celebrated and the rest are just days off to everyone, anyway.

Can't have the good without the bad, so I see that this will open the door and I expect to see more groups wanting their own. Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's day are next. I also expect the LGBTQNSOHIDN to revolt since we'll be infringing on their month
That's a s*xual orientation and if they get that, I want a straight heteros*xual pride month and holiday too!
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