Here’s a list of companies that honor Juneteenth—and how to request the same of your employer
As part of Adafruit’s continued actions to support Black lives Junteenth is now an official holiday for all Adafruit employees. Learn more about Juneteenth and find tips on how to get your employee to celebrate it as well! Via hellajuneteenth
Most states honor Juneteenth as a state holiday, but unlike, say, Washington’s Birthday or Memorial Day, Juneteenth is not a federal holiday.
That’s why it’s up to companies to take the lead. If you’re part of a company that has committed to celebrating Juneteenth, you can add the information to Hella Creative’s spreadsheet and let the world know.
If you’re an employee of a company that has not yet publicly committed to celebrating Juneteenth, the collective has created a “Juneteenth Employee Request Template,” which offers suggestions on how to ask your employer or manager to consider instituting this change.
And if you just want to learn more about Juneteenth and its history, you can do that here!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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