(Idaho Falls, ID) - Mayor Rebecca Casper issued the following statement this evening regarding the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act:
“We rejoice with people everywhere in the creation of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. The City of Idaho Falls proudly joins President Biden, Governor Brad Little and all America in celebrating the elimination of slavery in the United States and celebrating the immense contributions made by African Americans to our nation, our state and our community.
We honor this momentous occasion and will move as swiftly as possible to implement the legal processes to codify and recognize June 19th as the newest federal holiday and to officially mark its observance in the City of Idaho Falls.
We urge all our residents to celebrate the wonderful diversity, culture and heritage of African Americans and to join in recognition of this new national observance.”
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