of the
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)

Danny K. Davis
Congressman Danny K. Davis (IL), Chairman

Congressman Danny K. Davis has served as the host of the annual Congressional Juneteenth Reception at the U.S. Capitol during the WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance for several years. Congressman Davis represents the 7th Congressional District in Chicago, Illinois, the hometown of the leader of the "Modern Juneteenth Movement", National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC) Founder and Chairman, Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.

NJOF Board Member, Lestine Byars, is the Founder and Director of the Coalition For Improved Education In South Shore (CIESS) Chicago Juneteenth Celebration, the fastest growing Juneteenth Freedom Celebration in the country. Working with State Senator Barack Obama, State Senator Mattie Hunter and State Representative Monique Davis, Lestine spearheaded the introduction and successful passage of legislation that made Juneteenth a State Holiday Observance in Illinois.

Members of congress are also being urged to suport efforts by the NJOF to have an official Juneteenth Postage Stamp recognized by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Other members of Congress who have participated in the annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH Congressional Reception
and Rally
since 2001:

Congressman Danny K. Davis
Congresswoman Donna Christensen (VI)
Congressman Randy Weber (TX)
Congressman Bobby Scott (VA)
Congressman Al Green (TX)
Congresswoman Yvette Clark (NY)
Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD)
Congressman Donald M. Payne (NJ)
Congressman Kendrick Meeks (CA)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA)
Congressman Melvin Watt (NC)
Congressman John Shimkus (IL)
Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA)
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)
Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH)
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
Congressman William Clay (MO)
Congressman Mike Pence (IN)
Congressman Tony Hall (OH)
Congressman Dick Armey (TX)

Senator John Cornyn (TX)
Senator Carl Levin (MI)
Senator Roland Burris (IL)
Senator Barack Obama (IL)
Senator Sam Brownback (KS)
Senator John Ashcroft (MO)


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