Turn Juneteenth into a holiday!

Turn Juneteenth into a holiday!

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Anthony Aaron started this petition to Everyone and

I think it is time to start making juneteenth a national holiday for everyone to enjoy. On juneteenth, school will be out, people won't have to work (depending on the situation), and people could celebrate with family. Or you could have just a relaxing day off. Having juneteenth as a holiday will help my community, and the rest of the people throughout the United States, remember about all the racial discrimination the black community had to go through. Starting from slavery til today, us black men and women have been racially harmed by others, and now is the time for change. Now it's time to get up off our feet, and fight for what we love. " In 2020, there were 1,004 fatal police shootings, and in 2019 there were 999 fatal shootings. Additionally, the rate of fatal police shootings among Black Americans was much higher than that for any other ethnicity, standing at 34 fatal shootings per million of the population as of January 2021.". This is ridiculous. Black lives aren't getting the respect they need in order to keep on living. Change could start now. As a young black man myself, I have been racially discriminated because of our situation. Our world, our lives, our children are all in risk if we don't act now. Sign the petition today. 

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