Vicksburg MS Approve the Change!

Vicksburg MS Approve the Change!

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Gina Hendrickson started this petition to City of Vicksburg

Last June, a friend asked for help in planning a Juneteenth celebration. There were no plans for it and had not been celebrated in Vicksburg for years. By the grace of God, within four days a celebration was planned. It turned out great considering the pandemic and short notice.
 
The city of Vicksburg spends approximately $40,000 for a 4th of July celebration each year consisting of but not limited to: fireworks & music. This petition is to the city to split these funds for 2021 and beyond so that both can be equally celebrated.
 
Our african-american community’s 4th of July is June 19th. Why does the city recognize and fund one Independence Day? “Why do blacks think June 19th is their Independence Day when it is really Texas’ Independence Day?” This is what I personally heard this past June. Sad.
 
This could serve as an asset in promoting peace & unity in a state that is divided due to history. We can break the cycle of the chaos and showing favoritism.  
 
I ask you to join me by signing this petition. This should be a movement to ignite all of us to not be “conformed to this world” but to “transform” by the “renewing of your mind.”  The power to fight for what is right; block the enemy; and, persevere in unity, equality, peace and love. I have faith in our community to BE the actual change. Actions speak louder than words. This is the time to rise. Let this be a stepping-stone to equality, inclusivity, unity and love between all of God’s children. The enemy will not win this fight.

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