Press Release

Sen. Welch Joins Hartford/Lebanon Juneteenth Celebration 

Jun 18, 2023

HARTFORD, VT—Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) joined the Hartford/Lebanon 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration today in commemoration of the end of enslavement of African Americans in the United States. Sen. Welch gave remarks on the importance of solidarity in the ongoing fight against racial injustice, speaking alongside Vermont State Representative Kevin “Coach” Christy, Executive Director of the Vermont Office of Racial Equity Xusana Davis, Chair of the Equity Committee for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and Winooski City Manager Elaine Wang, and others.  

To learn more about the origins of Juneteenth, please click here. For photos from the event, see below.