Time is of the essence! Bipartisan calls from Congress are putting pressure on the State Department and the Biden administration to accelerate SIV processing. “These people have a bull’s eye and a target on their back from the moment we leave the country,” Rep. Michael McCaul, the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, warned this month. “And if we abandon them, we are signing their death warrants.”
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Pride Month and PEG is a proud supporter! However, PEG’s primary function is to promote equality in government. The ACLU has a comprehensive list of these bills, divided by category and has links to each specific bill in the state legislature showing descriptions, status, and more. Click Here for actions you can take to support local, state, and national policies and legislation for our LGBTQ+ neighbors.
Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19,1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas and other parts of the southwest. The day is honored or recognized as a day of remembrance in 47 states. 2021 marks the 27th anniversary of the A2-NAACP’s Juneteenth observation here in Ann Arbor, however this is the first year the city officially recognizes the date as a holiday. To get the week started, Chuck Newman will focus on Juneteenth for his Conversations! show, sponsored by the JCC, on Sunday, June 13 at 7:30 pm. Guests will be William Hampton, President of the A2 Branch of the NAACP and PEG’s own Leslie McGraw, descendant of the Elbert Williams, a NAACP officer and voting rights activist killed in the line of duty. RSVP Here. Find out more information about this and other Juneteenth events under Events. Watch the virtual 2020 Juneteenth celebration in Ann Arbor below.