Calling for Scotts Bluff to recognize Juneteenth

SCOTTS BLUFF, Neb. -- Juneteenth being declared a national holiday is causing discord amongst officials in Scotts Bluff over the number of holidays that county employees are allowed to have off. 

Scotts Bluff County Commissioners seem to be keen on not recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday, even though it has been declared as a holiday through both state and federal government. 

The ACLU of Nebraska is sending a message to county leaders in the panhandle. 

They want the Scotts Bluff County Commissioners to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. 

In a letter the ACLU says ignoring the federally recognized day would be doing a disservice to the people of Scotts Bluff County. 

The move comes after some county officials voiced concerns last month that there were already enough holidays.

The issue is expected to be on the commissioner's meeting agenda for the July 6th meeting. 

 

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