Lt Governor Primavera, Colorado Legislators Fly Juneteenth Flag at Colorado State Capitol

DENVER ~ Denver, CO - On Friday, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, accompanied by members of the Colorado legislature, gathered at the Colorado State Capitol to raise the Juneteenth flag. This historic event comes after Governor Jared Polis signed legislation in 2022 that officially declared Juneteenth as a state holiday.

During the ceremony, Lt. Governor Primavera expressed her pride in commemorating this significant American holiday. She emphasized the importance of celebrating and honoring the joy that Juneteenth has brought to the Black community for over 150 years. She also highlighted the need for continued efforts to protect and expand freedoms and create a more inclusive Colorado.

Representative Jennifer Bacon also spoke at the event, acknowledging both the holiday itself and Senate Bill 22-139, which paved the way for Juneteenth to be recognized as a state holiday. She encouraged people to research and understand the significance of this day in American history.

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Rep. Leslie Herod shared her thoughts on Juneteenth as well, stating that it serves as a reminder of the struggles endured by our ancestors and the importance of never losing hope during uncertain times. She also emphasized how Juneteenth amplifies Black voices and showcases their resilience. Rep. Herod expressed her pride in recognizing Juneteenth as Colorado's 11th state holiday, ensuring it receives proper celebration and reflection.

The raising of the Juneteenth flag at the Colorado State Capitol marks a significant step towards recognizing and honoring this important day in American history. The efforts of Lt. Governor Primavera, Representative Bacon, and Rep. Herod serve as a reminder of the ongoing work towards creating a more equitable society for all individuals.

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