Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen declares Monday as Religious Freedom Day

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has proclaimed Monday as Religious Freedom Day.

Pillen made the proclamation on the 237th anniversary of the 1786 Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, according to his tweet.

The statute, written by Thomas Jefferson, was a forerunner for religious freedoms in the United States.

Less than an hour after the proclamation, Pillen also declared Monday as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Last week, Pillen declared January to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

He made the announcement alongside Lt. Gov. Joe Kelly, Attorney General Mike Hilgers and Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent John Bolduc.

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