GRAPHICS: How Senate Democrats are Celebrating and Honoring Holidays in July

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Jul 2 · 3 min read

This month, Senate Democrats recognize, honor, and fight for issues critical to American democracy.

We celebrate prominent American anniversaries like Independence Day, the anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment, and the anniversary of the Apollo 11 spaceflight that landed two Americans on the Moon.

We observe the two-year anniversary of President Trump’s discriminatory transgender military ban, which bars transgender people from serving in the armed forces. We continue to fight for the rights of all transgender people to serve freely and openly. We also recognize Nonbinary People’s Day, and celebrate all Americans who identify outside of the gender binary.

We commemorate the anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid. Notably, since passage of the Affordable Care Act, 36 states and D.C. have expanded their Medicaid programs, allowing nearly ​12.7 million​ newly eligible people to gain health coverage.

We honor the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation and discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. And we remember the men of color who courageously served the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army on Buffalo Soldiers Day.

Join us as we recognize these important holidays and awareness days.

Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: July 2, 2019

Independence Day: July 4, 2019

Anniversary of the 14th Amendment: July 9, 2019

Nonbinary People’s Day: July 14, 2019

Anniversary of Apollo 11: July 20, 2019

Transgender Military Ban Anniversary: July 26, 2019

Buffalo Soldiers Day: July 28, 2019

Anniversary of Medicare/Medicaid: July 30, 2019

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