Chairman's Statement Urging President Trump to Support
JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY Legislation

February 10, 2017

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Statement by

Myers

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)
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WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance
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National Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement - "18th of June"
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World Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement - "20th of August"
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Their has never been a President of the United States to issue a Proclamation establishing Juneteenth as a National Day of Observance in America.

Juneteenth has never been celebrated at the White House and previous presidents have never spoken publically about the significance of Juneteenth Independence Day in America.

The White House and the U.S. Capitol were built by Americans of African descent during the tyranny of enslavement. We urge President Trump to host a White House Juneteenth reception to honor their sacrifice.

We thank the U.S. Congress for recognizing the significance of Juneteenth Independence Day through the passage of annual resolutions since 1997.

Most importantly, in 2012, during the 112th Congress, former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), introduced legislation, S.J.R 45, to establish Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance, like Flag Day and Patriot Day.

America needs healing from the legacy of enslavement. The week of the celebration of freedom during Juneteenth presents a great opportunity for our nation to constructively engage in dialogue concerning the impact of the dark days of enslavement on America.

For this purpose, beginning in the year 2000, the "18th of June" has been established as the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement and the National Day of the Remembrance of the Maafa in America.

We also urge President Trump to do the right thing and join the U.S. Congress and establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a National Day of Observance in America.

Together we will see Juneteenth become a National Day of Observance in America!

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