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IN THE MEDIA

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JUNETEENTH STATEMENT

June 19, 2022

On June 19th, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger announced General Order No. 3 which set free those still held in bondage in the state of Texas. Now some 157 years later we for the second time celebrate this event as a national holiday. As we celebrate it, we should first remember those men who fought to bring about the end of slavery. Their sacrifice was instrumental in shattering the chains of human bondage and started righting the wrong that had plagued our country since it’s founding. Among those who fought for the Union, some 200,000 African-Americans served in combat regiments. Fighting for a country that did not even consider them citizens, yet they went willingly to fight for a cause larger than themselves.
Since 1865, America has come a long way. Many generations of Americans have come and gone and pushed to continue to make our nation more free and more fair. These people too have sacrificed much, and we celebrate their legacies. Names like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Jackie Robinson, and Shirley Chisholm will not soon be forgotten and should be celebrated alongside other Americans such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Susan B. Anthony.
While it has not always been an easy path, we have come far as a nation and that is cause to celebrate. Slavery is finished and Jim Crow lies in the trashcan of history. But let us also take time to reflect and acknowledge that there is still work to be done. That we, as a nation, should continue to work to fulfilling the ideals of our founding “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”.

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ALEX BURNS STATEMENT REGARDING WOMAN'S CHOICE

May 16, 2022

A letter to the editor to Weston Today from Alex regarding the Supreme Court's ongoing review of Roe V. Wade.

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CANDIDATE PROFILE: ALEXANDER BURNS

April 7, 2022

Weston Today featured an article about Alex with an interview by Weston Today Editor Ted Craft. Click below to read the article!

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