Audrey Spanko Statement on Juneteenth
Today, Audrey Spanko released the following statement on Juneteenth.
“East Texas is better, stronger and more vibrant because of our Black neighbors. Without the work of Black leaders in East Texas and across the state, the fight for more equitable systems would not be possible.
“Today, we commemorate the end of slavery and appreciate the continued struggle toward a more equitable society. Racism continues to plague our nation on individual and institutional levels. My white neighbors and I must work to correct the injustices of the past 400 years that continue to this day. We know Black Lives Matter.
“I stand in solidarity with everyone marching and celebrating Juneteenth. The path ahead may feel daunting, but I am committed to tirelessly working for justice alongside Black Texans.”