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Lemon Grove Mayor Vasquez and (Ret.) Senator Joel Anderson to Call for Juneteenth to be a County-Wide Holiday

Who:

Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez—first person of color elected to Lemon Grove City Council and as Mayor)
(Ret.) Senator Joel Anderson—candidate for San Diego County Supervisor, District 2

What:

Senator Anderson will propose that the County of San Diego adopt Juneteenth as an official county holiday. Mayor Vasquez to support effort and will be placing a Juneteenth holiday discussion on the Lemon Grove City Council Agenda.

When:

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

Where:

County Administration Building
1600 Pacific Coast Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
West side facing harbor

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.