Press Release

Attorney General Josh Stein Commemorates Juneteenth

Today, Attorney General and Democratic nominee for Governor Josh Stein released the following statement on the 159th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day the news of freedom reached Galveston, Texas, marking the end of slavery: 

“Juneteenth is a day of jubilation. It also teaches us a sobering lesson: time doesn’t do the work, people do. It falls upon each of us to ensure that justice prevails. Let us celebrate this joyful day at the same time we recommit ourselves to continuing the work that remains to fight inequality and ensure justice for all.”