Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday? Kamala Harris Co-Sponsored a Bill in June

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Kamala Harris
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As part of Donald Trump’s recent attempts to pander to black Americans, he released several plans including making the KKK a domestic terrorist organization (which he can’t), and making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday.

It looks like Donald Trump is playing policy catchup because Vice Presidential Candidate, and California Democratic Senator, Kamala Harris, co-sponsored a bill with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J, Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Booker, Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas on June 18th of 2020.

Kamala Harris

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Senators on Friday announced legislation to make Juneteenth, a widely observed holiday that marks the federal order to free slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865, a national holiday.
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