JUNETEENTH: RACE TO ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION (Jackson)
Americans for Prosperity-Michigan has partnered with the Frederick Douglass Society to celebrate Juneteenth—the historic date on which Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the war had ended and the enslaved were free—through a series of events titled “Race to Economic Emancipation.”
These events offer a singular opportunity for Americans for Prosperity to reach beyond our core membership and educate urban communities about economic freedom. These “Race to Economic Emancipation” events represent a crucial step toward advancing and expanding the cause of economic liberty. They will also be an important opportunity for us to better understand how to articulate the principles of economic freedom and explain why throwing off the shackles of government interference can offer hope and prosperity to even the poorest among us.
Your participation will allow us to better articulate how embracing economic freedom and throwing off the shackles of government interference can offer hope and prosperity to even the poorest among us.
Our moral atmosphere is full of the inspiration of hope and courage. Every man has his chance. If he cannot be President he can, at least, be prosperous. In this respect, America is not only the exception to the general rule, but the social wonder of the world. –Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)