As we inch closer to the official start of summer, we’ve all been thinking a lot about this adored season in America. A time traditionally reserved for BBQs, poolside cocktails and afternoons on the beach (don’t forget your TVMC Koozie® Backpack Cooler Chair!), summers are no doubt a favorite time to reconnect with family and friends. It’s also a time when we celebrate and reflect back on the history of our own country. And these days, there’s a lot to reflect on. With so much uncertainty, it can be hard to see the good that is blooming around us. And there’s a lot of good happening this June!
As we gear up for another summer season, here are 3 ways you can celebrate and support your community:
#1: Recognize the Juneteenth Holiday.
Last year on June 17th, President Biden shared these words when he officially made Juneteenth a national holiday by signing the bill into law, almost 160 years since the last enslaved African-Americans were freed. It was an important moment in our country’s history, giving proper recognition to the date and as a result, heightening its national recognition. But we still have a long way to go in our work to understand and unpack biases, a century and a half in the making. Head here to learn more about this year’s Juneteenth celebration and how you can support to drive real change.
#2: Celebrate the U.S. Women’s Soccer Equal Pay Victory!
Although American football may be our country’s favorite pastime when it comes to sports, soccer is picking up in popularity. Especially with the amazing achievements of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team, including their long fight for equal pay. Last week, the U.S. Soccer Federation finally agreed to pay the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams equally. A happy ending to a gender-equality battle decades in the making. Learn more about this historic decision here.
#3: Support brands that are working hard to do the real work this Pride month.
From Walt Disney’s new “Pride Collection” merchandise to H&M’s partnership with the Trevor Project to Bombas’ continuing efforts to support members of the homeless LGBTQIA+ community, so many brands are stepping up in a myriad of ways to contribute to organizations that support the LGBTQ+ youth and families. Head here to learn more about those brands and how you can jump onboard this June and all year long.
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