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Santa Clara County Makes Juneteenth A Paid Holiday

ABC 7-

“This is history, this is the first time that Juneteenth has been declared a paid holiday in the state of California,” said Supervisor David Cortese, who spearheaded the proposal.

Approving the holiday comes just months after Santa Clara County declared racism, a public health crisis. That resolution was led by Cortese and Supervisor Cindy Chavez, who both heard from community leaders that declaring Juneteenth a holiday should be the first step in honoring their commitment to equity and social justice.

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