NEGRO ELECTION DAY
STATE
HOLIDAY
BILL 

 

January 2019 - Present 2021

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What is Massachusetts Doing to Preserve Black History?

It was once stated that Silence is a form of Black Suppression. 
By not supporting this Bill you are not acknowledging this history. 

 

In 2021 Salem United, Inc re-submitted to Senator Joan B. Lovely paperwork for Negro Election Day to be a State Holiday.  It was not passed to the Senator.

On February 18, 2021, Senator Joan B. Lovely submitted Bill S. 2083  

 Supporters of the Bill:

Event
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Start Time:10:30 AM Location:  Virtual Hearing


An oral testimony at a hearing before the Joint Senate Committee members in favor of Bill 2083 was given by:

1.     League of Women Voters
2.     Senator Joan Lovely
3.     State Rep. Paul Tucker

4.     President of Salem United, Inc., Doreen Wade

Included were Petition papers signed during the Hamilton Hall exhibition

WRITTEN TESTIMONY

submitted via email to:

Jordan Latham at jordan.latham@mahouse.gov

Mary Wasylyk at mary.wasylyk@masenate.gov

 

Written Deadline FRIDAY, November 19 by 5pm.