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Walk & Petition Launch in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV -- Oct 20, 2019 --

 

















BREAKING NEWS





CONTACT:


 


Deborah Evans


702-878-5277


unityunlimited@hotmail.com


 


MEDIA ADVISORY


93-YEAR-OLD KICKS OFF ONLINE PETITION DRIVE WITH WALK IN LAS VEGAS


 


Date: 10/20/2019


 


Four months after the relaunch of her 2016 grassroots walking campaign, 93-year-old Opal Lee of Fort Worth, TX will start the clock on her change.org online petition to garner 100,000 signatures in 30 days. Her goal – to show Congress and the Administration that there is cross-country support for a National Day of Observance commemorating the abolition of slavery as Juneteenth is celebrated in 46 states as an official day of observance. Everyone is asked to sign the petition on www.opalswalk2dc.com/sign-petition.html and share on all social media networks.


Having walked in Michigan, Virginia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey and Houston, TX where she attended the third Democratic Debate giving four of the Presidential candidates information, Ms. Opal walked in Las Vegas for the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation Convention today as a part of the planned activities.The convention team gave the update on the legislative progress of the rework of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson bill from 2012 with the teams of five senatorial offices.


A board member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) since 1999, Mrs. Lee is giving it her all to ensure that the importance of Juneteenth as a unifying event is not forgotten.  follow her journey on Facebook @opalswalk2dc or Twitter & Instagram @opalsw2dc.


https://abc13.com/92-year-old-campaigns-to-make-juneteenth-a-national-holiday/5535391/


 


https://abc13.com/society/92-year-old-walks-to-make-juneteenth-a-national-holiday/5539481/


 


https://wtkr.com/2019/08/26/african-american-activist-stops-in-hampton-roads-pushing-for-national-juneteenth-holiday/


 


http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/92-year-old-kicks-off-juneteenth-awareness-walk-in-detroit