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Margaret Wood Hassan

06/18/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Senator Hassan Statement on Juneteenth

June 18, 2021

'Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in our country, celebrating the strides that we have made toward greater freedom, while also recognizing the work ahead of us. This is an important day to engage with our fellow citizens and celebrate the history and contributions of Black Americans.

'This week, I was proud to join with my colleagues and declare Juneteenth a federal holiday. This is a step forward in acknowledging the stain of racism in America, but our work as a country continues. Over the last year, I was heartened to see people of all races, ages, and backgrounds gather peacefully to speak and unite against the systemic racism that has persisted in this country for generations. The road to greater equality is not without significant challenges, but I am confident that Granite Staters will refuse to accept inequality and injustice, and work to make real change.'

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