Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

March 29, 2021

Legislation Designating Connecticut Race Amity Day Receives Public Hearing

Today, the Government Administration and Elections Committee held a public hearing considering legislation that would make the second Sunday of June Connecticut Race Amity Day. State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) endorsed the legislation, citing the importance of officially recognizing goodwill for all and celebrating the diverse histories and cultures comprising Connecticut’s population.

“One of the things that makes Connecticut great is the diverse styles and cultures of our millions of residents,” said Sen. Anwar. “Diversity gives us opportunities to experience and understand more of the world, coming together as humans, and for that, I fully support efforts to celebrate and commemorate our togetherness as one species.”
Among the designations made by House Bill 6652, “An Act Designating Various Days, Weeks and Months,” is that the second Sunday of June would be named Connecticut Race Amity Day, “to reflect and affirm the dignity of the diverse racial, cultural and religious backgrounds of the residents of the state.” Exercises to commemorate the occasion may be held in the State Capitol and elsewhere as designated.