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COMMISSIONERS MAKE JUNETEENTH OFFICIAL COUNTY HOLIDAY

Friday, June 19, 2020
Contact:
Tyler Lowry, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-6630
Jodi Andes, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-5273

Beginning with June 19th, 2021, the commissioners will be making Juneteenth an official paid county holiday for employees to replace the recognition of Columbus Day.     
                                                                 
June 19th celebrates the abolition of slavery in America, and the recognition that African Americans are entitled to equal rights in this country they helped to build.  Yet 155 years later, their descendants and other people of color are faced with unequal opportunity in pursuit of the American Dream.  On this Juneteenth, we recognize the struggle that so many have endured and are still enduring to help us realize the dream of a more perfect union, and we stand with our residents in the ongoing fight for racial equity.

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