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JUNETEENTH AMERICA, INC. 

"Perfecting Unity"


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (5/31/01) 



Contact: Trudy Coleman, Cofounder 
             Juneteenth America, Inc.                                         
                   
             123 W. "B" Street, Ste. H                                   
             P.O. Box 1356 
             Ontario, CA  91762 
             (877) 988-5810 Fax (909)988-8710 
             email: juneteentham@earthlink.net                                
                                                                               
      



NATIONAL JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN COMES TO CALIFORNIA 

STATE SENATOR NELL SOTO TO INTRODUCE STATE JUNETEENTH LEGISLATION 

CALIFORNIA JUNETEENTH LEADERS URGE PRESIDENT BUSH TO ESTABLISH JUNETEENTH AS 
A NATIONAL HOLIDAY 

ANNOUNCING THE "12TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH FAMILY REUNION CELEBRATION", JUNE 23, 
2001, AND THE "4TH NATIONAL JUNETEENTH CONVENTION/EXPO", AUGUST 17TH & 18TH, 
2001 

PRESS CONFERENCE: 


DATE: 6/4/01, TIME: 11:00AM - 12:30PM, ONTARIO CONVENTION CTR. (lobby) 

(Ontario, CA) - California State Senator Nell Soto (D)-Ontario will be 
introducing a resolution to establish Juneteenth as an Annual State Holiday 
Observance.  The legislation will establish the 3rd Saturday in June as 
Juneteenth National Freedom Day in California, through the efforts of the 
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign. 

Through the efforts of the National Juneteenth State Holiday Campaign, state 
Juneteenth holiday bills have recently passed in Alaska and Idaho. Last year, 
Delaware passed a Juneteenth State Holiday Bill with Oklahoma, Florida and 
Texas already recognizes Juneteenth as a state holiday for many years.  Many 
other states including Oregon, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, Vermont, 
Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky have introduced legislation to recognize 
Juneteenth as a state holiday. 

The Congress of the United States, through S.J.R. 11 and H.J.R. 56, 
officially recognized Juneteenth Independence Day in America.  Thousands of 
petitions have been sent to the White House urging President Bush to issue a 
Presidential Proclamation establishing Juneteenth as a National Holiday in 
America.  Thousands of supporters will be attending the Washington Juneteenth 
2001, National Holiday Observance at the Lincoln Memorial, National Mall and 
the US Capitol grounds, on June 15-19,2001, in Washington, DC to urge 
President Bush to take action. 

Juneteenth America, Inc., John H. Thompson, Sr., Founder and Trudy Coleman, 
Cofounder, invite you to attend a Press Conference with Reverend Ronald V. 
Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman, National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), 
National Juneteenth Leadership Council (NJCLC), and leader of the National 
Juneteenth Holiday Campaign.  Other invited guess include State Senator Nell 
Soto, Assemblywomen Gloria Negrete McCleod, Ontario City Council members, 
Congressman Joe Baca, Mayor Eddie Cortez of Pomona, Assemblyman John 
Longville, Congressman Gary Miller, Assemblyman Bill Leonard and Senator 
Barbara Boxer, who is lodging her annual Juneteenth Website, to recognize 
Juneteenth and the historic importance of this date.  For more information, 
call the Juneteenth America Headquarters office at (909) 988-5810, Fax (909) 
988-8710, email: juneteentham@earthlink.net. 

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