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Juneteenth Roundtable for Justice with St. Rep. Chris Rabb

Juneteenth Roundtable for Justice with St. Rep. Chris Rabb

June 19, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Virtual Meeting (Details below)

Representative Rabb has invited the community to listen in on the conversation he will be having with For Our Future Pennsylvania today at 1 p.m.

During the virtual town hall, Rabb will discuss the state of criminal justice reform in Pennsylvania.
The discussion will happen on Zoom and you may RSVP online at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/join-us-juneteenth-roundtable-for-justic....

Rabb announced today that "there is a long way to go on the road toward equity and justice regarding police accountability and community safety. But I think it’s worth celebrating that a couple of pieces of legislation aimed at police accountability were voted out of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. My House Bill 1666 was added as an amendment to one of the bills that was voted out of committee and is expected to be voted on by the full House next week."

Rabb explained that "today marks 155 years since news of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved people in the southern most territories.The document declaring all enslaved people 'are, and henceforward shall be free,' had been signed more than two years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln. Gov. Wolf signed legislation last year designating June 19 as Juneteenth National Freedom Day. Juneteenth is an official holiday in Philadelphia, and it will be celebrated this weekend."

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