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Record #: O2019-9156   
Type: Ordinance Status: Re-Referred
Intro date: 11/20/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-152-090 by adding Juneteenth as official City holiday and closure of municipal office in observance thereof
Sponsors: Hadden, Maria E. , Moore, David H., La Spata, Daniel , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Maldonado, Roberto, Mitchell, Gregory I., Reboyras, Ariel, Martin, Matthew J. , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Austin, Carrie M., Taylor, Jeanette B. , Lopez, Raymond A., O'Shea, Matthew J., Hairston, Leslie A., Villegas, Gilbert, Dowell, Pat, Waguespack, Scott, Rodriguez, Michael D., Taliaferro, Chris, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Mitts, Emma, Nugent, Samantha , Smith, Michele, Curtis, Derrick G., Silverstein, Debra L., Cappleman, James, Coleman, Stephanie D. , Cardenas, George A., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Harris, Michelle A., Ervin, Jason C., Beale, Anthony, Sawyer, Roderick T., King, Sophia D., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Hopkins, Brian , Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Scott, Jr. Michael, Osterman, Harry
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 152 Officers & Employees
Attachments: 1. O2019-9156.pdf
Title:


Committee(s) Assignment:
Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-152-090 by adding Juneteenth as official City holiday and closure of municipal office in observance thereof

Committee on Workforce Development
CITY OF CHICAGO


COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RELATIONS CITY COUNCIL CITY HALL - ROOM 300 121 NORTH LASALLE STREET CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602
ALDERMAN RODERICK T. SAWYER CHAIRMAN
PHONE: 312-744-1367 FACSIMILE: 312-744-2870




City Council Meeting January 15, 2020

To Madam President and Members of the City Council:


The Committee on Health and Human Relations held a meeting on January 10, 2020 considering the following Items:
02019-9156
Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-152-090 by adding Juneteenth as official City holiday and closure of municipal office in observance thereof. Re-Refer to Workforce Development Committee
R2019-850
Call for hearing(s) on women's role in cannabis industry. Re-Refer to Workforce Development Committee


begs leave to recommend that this Honorable Body pass said it will be Re-Refer to the Committee of Workforce Development in which is transmitted herewith.
Roderick T. Sawyer, Chairman Committee on Health and Human Relations

This recommendation was concurred in by a viva voce vote ofthe Committee on Health and Human Relations.


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WHEREAS, Juneteenth is the oldest recognized celebration observing the freedom of African-Americans from slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a historic milestone reminding Americans of the triumph of the human spirit over the harshness of slavery and the basic civil right of freedom and equality for all; and

WHEREAS, The celebration honors those 11 14 million African-Americans who survived, in chains, the voyage to the Americas as well as the millions that did not survive. For more than 200 years, enslaved African-Americans were stripped of their humanity by forced family separation, rape, branding, whipping, mutilation, and death; and

WHEREAS, The Emancipation Procl...

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