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UPDATE - National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign-State by State Analysis (6/9/01)

To National Juneteenth Network, State Coordinators and Friends:

The campaign to establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a National Holiday continues to gain great momentum as Juneteenth State Holiday Bills are being introduced throughout the country.

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 state legislative sessions:

Alabama - Rep. James Thomas - 334-682-9590
Arkansas - Rep. Linberg Thomas - (*contact Arkansas Juneteenth State Coordinator, Ignatius Higgins, III - 870-382-5281)
California - Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (*contact NJOF Vice-Chairman, John Thompson - 909-268-7104)
Connecticut - Rep. Kenneth Green - 860-240-8566
Illinois - State Senator Barack Obama - 773-363-1996
Indiana - State Senator Billie Breaux - 317-232-9849
Maryland - State Senator Joan Carter Conway - 410-841-3145
Massachusetts - State Senator Diane Wilkerson - 617-722-1673
Michigan - Rep. Artina Tinsley Hardman - 517-373-1776
Mississippi - Rep. Robert Clark, Rep. Omari Scott & Rep. James Evans (*contact NJOF Chairman Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.)
Montana - Rep. Joan Hurdle - (*contact Montana Juneteenth State Coordinator, Ruth Curtis - 406-252-7263) New Jersey - State Senator Diane Allen - 609-239-2800 and State Senator Donald DiFrancesco 908-322-5500
New Mexico - Rep. Cheryl Williams - 505-265-6089
New York - State Senator John Sampson - 718-649-7653
North Carolina - State Senator Howard Lee - 919-715-3030
Ohio - State Senator Rhine McLin - 614-466-6247
Oregon - State Senator Avel Louise Gordley - 503-986-1710
Pennsylvania - Rep. John Myers - 215-849-6896
Rhode Island - Rep. Joseph Almeda - 401-467-7033
South Carolina - State Senator Magie Wallace Glover - 843-669-6282
Tennessee - Rep. Ulysis Jones - 615-741-4575
Virginia - State Senator Henry L.Marsh, III - 804-698-7516
Wisconsin - Rep. Spencer Coggs - (*contact NJOF Board Member Adekunle Wilson - 414-614-7658)

The following states recognize Juneteenth as a State Holiday or State Holiday Observance through a Bill:

Texas - Rep. Al Edwards - 713-741-8800 (passed 1980)
Florida - Rep. Alzo Reddick - 407-342-4700 (passed 1991)
Oklahoma - State Senator Maxine Horner - 405-521-5598 (passed 1994)
Delaware - State Senator Margaret Rose Henry - 302-577-8518 (passed 2000)
Idaho - State Senator Robbi King-Barrutia - (*contact Idaho Juneteenth State Coordinator, Joel B. McNeal - 208-587-3227) (passed 2001)
Alaska - Rep. Lisel McGuire - (*contact Alaska Juneteenth State Coordinator, Dino Allen - 907-269-8993)

The following states recognize Juneteenth through Senate or House Legislative Joint Resolution or Special Day recognition:

Iowa - Senator Jack Holveck (*contact Iowa Juneteenth State Coordinator Gary Lawson - 515-274-1433)(passed 2001)
Kentucky - Rep. Reginald Meeks - 502-852-0824(passed 2001)
Louisiana - Rep. Willie Hunter - (*contact Louisiana Juneteenth State Coordinator Sadie Roberts- Joseph 225-355-8086)(passed 2001)
Vermont - Rep. Mark Larson (*contact Vermont Juneteenth State Coordinator Shirley Boyd-Hill - 802-878-1414)(passed 2001)

States where key state legislators have been contacted but will not support efforts for Juneteenth State Holiday recognition:

Washington - State Senator Rosa Franklin - 360-786-7652

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.JuneteenthShoppingMall.com for a list of Juneteenth State Coordinators and their contact information.

Together, we will see Juneteenth established as a National Holiday in America!

"DOC" Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Chairman
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
662-247-1471 O
662-247-3364 H
www.JuneteenthShoppingMall.com
www.19thofJune.com
www.NJOF.org
www.NJCLC.com
www.MyersFoundation.net

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