June 19, 2019/Blog

Clem Smith, Missouri Democratic Party Vice Chair, on Juneteenth

“Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and throughout the former Confederate States of America. Even as we move forward, we cannot discount the discrimination still faced today. From voter suppression, inflated incarceration rates, to unequal access to affordable housing and education, the elimination of systemic inequality is something we must continue to strive for.” – Clem Smith, Missouri Democratic Party Vice Chair