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Barack Obama Day in Perry County, Alabama

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Barack Obama Day in Perry County, Alabama

In central Alabamaís Perry County, government workers already get a day off for Presidentís Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Veterans Day. In 2009, they got one more: "Barack Obama Day."
The rural county, which overwhelmingly supported Obama presidential election, has approved the second Monday in November as "The Barack Obama Day." Commissioners passed a measure that would close county offices for the new annual holiday and its roughly 40 workers will get a paid day off.
Sponsoring commissioner Albert Turner Jr. said the holiday is meant to highlight the Democratic president-electís victory as a way to give people faith that difficult goals can be achieved.
Perry County has 12,000 residents, most of them black. Voters there backed Obama by over 70 percent in a state that gave 60 percent of the overall vote to Republican John McCain based largely on strong support from white voters.
Source: usatoday.com | cbsnews.com | perrycountyal.org
In 2019 Barack Obama Day in Perry County, Alabama in USA falls on November 11.
Barack Obama Day in Perry County, Alabama in 2019, Barack Obama Day in Perry County, Alabama in 2020, Barack Obama Day in Perry County, Alabama in 2021 see also: 2016, 2017, 2018 calendar
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