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Curado Roy
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All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that in honor of Juneteenth becoming a legal holiday in the State of Louisiana, on Friday, June 18, 2021, all state offices will be closed for a half-day. Gov. Edwards signed HB 554 (Act 128) by Baton Rouge Rep. Larry Selders enacting the Juneteenth celebration into law and making it a permanent state holiday.

Juneteenth is a day celebrating June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas bringing the news that the Civil War had ended and the Emancipation Proclamation declared all those enslaved that they had been freed nearly two and a half years earlier.

“I was proud to sign HB 554 by Rep. Selders and co-authored by the entire Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, finally recognizing Juneteenth Day as a legal holiday in Louisiana,” said Gov. Edwards. “This is an important part of American history, commemorating the day those who had been enslaved in the United States learned of their freedom. There are meaningful lessons for everyone to learn.”

Act 128 designates the third Saturday in June as Juneteenth Day throughout the State of Louisiana, in honor of the day African Americans celebrate Emancipation Day. Beginning in 2022, all state offices will be closed the Friday before that Saturday.



Here are what people are saying under John Bel's Facebook post.

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A HALF A DAY???? What is this ELEMENTARY SCHOOL???? Governor John Bel Edwards What other Federal HOLIDAY Day is a 1/2 day off GRANTED?????
Are you serious???????????????


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So when are you going to make Native American Day a holiday?


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Lol...
Half-day really.


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Half a day... Lol. What does that even mean?


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A half day? I am outright offended that they are not given the full day. Pure outrage



This post was edited on 6/17 at 6:30 am


TDsngumbo
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
The back half of the day?


Horsemeat
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
Juneteenth is a German holiday now?


Privateer 2007
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
Just another bull shite "holiday".

Why even try and appease people?
They'll never be satisfied.


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Run up middle
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
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The back half of the day?


I’d go first half just to piss people off!


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BabyTac
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
Will workers be able to choose which half of the day? If one comes in early, can the leave that much earlier? What if someone typically works through lunch? How will this be managed???


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Bigfishchoupique
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This is going to bring a lot of controversy.


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WaWaWeeWa
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Such a trashy name for a holiday

Juneteenf

And I agree it’s offensive that it’s only half a day. It should be all or nothing. Either don’t acknowledge this dumb shite or give in. Saying it’s half a day just validates this bull shite but gives them another reason to be offended.


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NOLAManBlog
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
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all state offices


Guess I'm joining state farm


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soccerfüt
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
From JBE
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“There are meaningful lessons for everyone to learn.”
“everyone” obviously doesn’t include him.

He’s the smartest amongst us.

Respectfully.

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jimbeam
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
Not 3/5?


kywildcatfanone
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
Why do we keep creating govt holidays? Aren't there enough of them already.


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CSB
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
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3/5


Yeah, should be this. It is more than half and it sounds like a good compromise.


TigerstuckinMS
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
If he really wanted to piss EVERYONE off, he should've given them 3/5 of a day.


Run up middle
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
Should do an annual Juneteenth reparation for $6.19! Not a lot, but it’s the thought and meaning that count!


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ellesssuuu
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Most of those retards only work half a day anyway


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OysterPoBoy
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
I’m hearing he wants them to come in like a normal day and then make an announcement “freeing” them to go home and celebrate.


TDTOM
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
Awesome. Can BLM go away now?


Pettifogger
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
The type of people I’ve met who do Juneteenth are country black Texans, not really BLM types


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soccerfüt
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re: All State Offices Will Be Closed Friday 1/2 Day for "Juneteenth"
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Yeah, should be this. It is more than half and it sounds like a good compromise.
I’ll go one better.

It’s a Great Compromise.

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