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Celebrating Juneteenth: Issue One on Political Reform and Racial Justice

Statement by the staff of Issue One Today, June 19, marks Juneteenth, the annual celebration of Black emancipation and freedom in the United States. In remembrance of this occasion, Issue One’s staff released the following statement:  “Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas — a momentous milestone in the struggle for Black liberation in the United States. As

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Congress needs to act immediately to provide states with the emergency federal funding they need to run safe, secure and credible elections in November. The previous federal funding was an important down payment, but reports from state and local election officials indicate substantially more federal emergency assistance is needed as soon as possible. Issue One and many others are working to convince Senators to vote in July for more funding so that our November elections are safe, secure, and fair.