Congressman Anthony Brindisi issued the following statement on Juneteenth:

“Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people were freed in Galveston, Texas, after they learned of the Emancipation Proclamation. Since that day, our country has come a long way on the road to equality for black Americans, but, as we are witnessing every day, we have a long way to go. Juneteenth is a day to reflect on past injustices and recommit to building a brighter, more equal, more just future for every American, no matter the color of their skin. I promise to continue to educate myself about the systemic problems black Americans face, listen to and learn from our black community leaders and work with both parties to enact meaningful, lasting change for future generations.”

By martha

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