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UPDATE - National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign-State by State Analysis (5/5/11)

The following states recognize Juneteenth as a State Holiday or State Holiday Observance through a Bill, House Resolution, Senate Resolution or Joint Resolution:

1. Texas - Rep. Al Edwards - 713-741-8800 (passed 1980)
2. Florida - Rep. Alzo Reddick - 407-342-4700 (passed 1991)
3. Oklahoma - State Senator Maxine Horner - 405-521-5598 (passed 1994)
4. Minnesota - Rep. Richard Jefferson - 651-296-7152 (passed 1996)
5. Delaware - State Senator Margaret Rose Henry - 302-577-8518 (passed 2000)
6. Idaho - State Senator Robbi King-Barrutia - (*contact Idaho Juneteenth State Director,
    Joe B. McNeil - 208-587-3227)(passed 2001)
7. Alaska - Rep. Lisel McGuire - (*contact Alaska Juneteenth State Director, Dino Allen -
    907-834-7542 or 907-350-1811)(passed 2001)
8. Oregon - State Senator Avel Louise Gordley - 503-986-1723 (passed 2001)
9. Iowa - State Senator Jack Holveck (*contact Iowa Juneteenth State Director
    Gary Lawson - 515-707-4768)(passed 2002)
10. California - Rep. John Longville (*contact NJOF Vice-Chairman, John Thompson -
     909-268-7104)(passed 2002)
11. Wyoming - State Senator Charlie Scott - (*contact Wyoming Juneteenth State Director,
     Rev. William Pierce - 307-237-0831)(passed 2003)
12. Missouri - Rep. Juanita Walton - 573-751-5538 (passed 2003)
13. Connecticut - Rep. Kenneth Green - 860-240-8566 (passed 2003)
14. Illinois - State Senator Mattie Hunter - (contact Illinois Juneteenth State Director, Lestine
     Byars - 773-684-6070)(passed 2003)
15. Louisiana - Rep. Sharon Weston Broome - (*contact Louisiana Juneteenth State Director
     Sadie Roberts-Joseph 225-355-8086)(passed 2003)
16. New Jersey - State Senator Byron M. Baer - 201-343-3333 (passed 2004)
17. New York - State Senator John L. Sampson - 718-649-7653 (passed 2004)
18. Colorado - Rep. Mark A. Cloer - 303-866-3069 (passed 2004)
19. Arkansas - State Senator Hank Wilkins, IV - (*contact Arkansas Juneteenth State Director,
     Andre Good - 479-285-4932)(passed 2005)
20. Kentucky - Rep. Reginald Meeks - (*contact Kentucky Juneteenth State Director,
     Dr. Lundeana Thomas - 502-852-7682)(passed 2005)
21. Michigan - State Senator Marsha G. Scott - 517-373-7748 (passed 2005)
22. New Mexico - Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton - 505-986-4774 (passed 2006)
23. Virginia - Del. Frank D. Hargrove, Sr. - 804-698-1055 (passed 2007)
24. Washington - Rep. Jamie Pederson - 360-786-7826 (passed 2007)
25. Tennessee - Rep. Ulysis Jones - 615-741-4575 (passed 2007)
26. Massachusetts - Rep. Gloria L. Fox - 617-722-2846 (passed 2007)
27. North Carolina - Rep. Larry W. Womble - 919-733-5777 (passed 2007)
28. South Carolina - Rep. Harold Mitchell - (*contact South Carolina Juneteenth State Director,
     R. G. Belin - 843-617-3833) (passed 2008)
29. West Virginia - Del. Sharon Spencer & Del. Charlene Marshall (*contact West Virginia
     Juneteenth State Director, Debbie Robinson - 304-680-6499) (passed 2008)
30. Vermont - Rep. Mark Lawson - (*contact Vermont Juneteenth State Director,
   Shirley Boyd-Hill - 802-849-9272) (passed 2008)
31. Nebraska - State Senator Brenda Council - (*contact Nebraska Juneteenth State Director,
     Ms. Willie Williams - 402-812-2102) (passed 2009)
32. Ohio - Rep. Tyrone K. Yates - 614-466-1308 (passed 2009)
33. Kansas - State Senator David Haley - 785-296-7376 (passed 2009)
34. Wisconsin - State Senator Spencer Coggs - 608-266-2500 (passed 2009)
35. Indiana - Rep. William Crawford - 317-232-9874 (passed 2010)
36. Mississippi - State Senator Willie Simmons, Rep. Byron Clark & Rep. Rufus Straughter -
     601-359-2419 (passed 2010)
37. Georgia - State Senator Lester Jackson -    404-463-5261 (passed 2011)
38. Maine - Rep. Denise Harlow - 207-287-4469 (passed 2011)
39. Nevada - Rep. Harvey Munford - 775-684-8545 (passed 2011)

The District of Columbia recognizes Juneteenth through a special City Council Resolution:

District of Columbia - Councilmember Phil Mendleson - 202-724-8064 (passed 2003)

The following states have recognized Juneteenth through Senate or House Legislative Resolutions recognizing Juneteenth during a specific designated year or Special Day recognition for a particular year only:

Pennsylvania - Rep. John Myers - 215-849-6896 (passed 2001)


The following states attempted to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday observance through joint Senate or House legislative bills or resolutions that were unsuccesfull because the legislation only passed in either the Senate side or House side, but not both:

Utah - Rep. Neil Hansen 801-564-0862 (passed the House, but not the Senate)(failed 2007)


The following states have legislators who have either introduced or plan to introduce State Juneteenth Holiday Bills or Resolutions acknowledging Juneteenth or who have committed to do so during the present or next state legislative sessions:

Alabama - Rep. James Thomas - 334-682-9590
Maryland - State Senator Joan Carter Conway - 410-841-3145
Rhode Island - Rep. Joseph Almeda - 401-467-7033

To the best of my knowledge, any states or US Territories not indicated above do not have a State Senator or Representative who have agreed to introduce and support Juneteenth Holiday Bills in their states. If you know of a state legislator who will support Juneteenth legislation in any states not listed, please contact me or the Juneteenth State Coordinator with their name and phone number. Go to www.19thofJune.com/contact.html for a list of Juneteenth State Directors and their contact information.

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