Brown makes Juneteenth holiday official in Oregon – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-06-19 15:57:11 –

Governor says compliance is “long delay”

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signs Law HB 268, and June 19, 2021 becomes Oregon’s official vacation (Governor’s Office)

Portland, Oregon (KOIN / AP) — Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, signed HB 2168 on Saturday, making June 16 a national holiday in Oregon.

The move follows President Joe Biden’s signing of the bill on Thursday, when he established a new federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery.

“This has been postponed for a long time and there is still a lot of work to be done to better protect and support the Black Oregons,” Brown tweeted Saturday. “Thanks to Clara Peoples, General Jack, and all the legislators who supported the bill.”

The US government announced on Thursday that most federal officials will be observing a new holiday on Friday, as June 19th falls this Saturday.

This is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Junior Day was founded in 1983. The inauguration, one of the federal holidays, takes place every four years.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, two months after the Confederate surrender, that Union soldiers brought freedom news to enslaved blacks in Galveston, Texas. I will.

The Associated Press contributed to this report..

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