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NHDP Statement on Juneteenth

CONCORD, NH — In commemoration of Juneteenth, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:


“Today, we commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the day that belated news of emancipation reached Galveston, Texas, two full years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. We reflect on our journey as a nation and how America’s original sin of slavery has caused generations of suffering for Black people while denying them freedom and equal opportunity.


“Despite strides made across New Hampshire and the nation, the legacies of slavery endure and systemic racism continues to impact the lives of Black Americans. As we honor Black history and recognize the profound contributions of Black Americans, we must also pass legislation to advance economic opportunity and civil rights. New Hampshire Democrats are committed as ever to fighting for equality, justice, and our state’s promise of freedom.”

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