NEGRO ELECTION DAY HOLIDAY STATUS
January 2019 - February 2021
What is Massachusetts Doing to Preserve Black History?
In 2018/2019 Salem United, Inc 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 SD.1790 192nd (Current).
Supporters of the Bill:
1. Salem League of Women Voters
2. Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
The Bill is to honor the Slaves who developed the first Black Voting System and established a self-black governing system.
We have a lot of work and welcome your support.
Please send letters of support to:
Senator Joan Lovely
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133