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All-state and progressive-end relationships with local insurance agents, signed by alleged racist Juneteenth

Maine insurance agents after two major insurers showed racist signs of a June holiday earlier this week Ended the relationship with.

A photo taken on Monday by CNN shows a sign taped to the inside window of Harry E. Reed Insurance Agent in Millinocket, Maine.

"Juneteenth-Anything is fine. Closed. Fried chicken&Enjoy Collard Green" is written on the sign.

According to CNN's affiliate WGME, the person who said he posted the autograph apologized to Facebook and wrote on the company page: It has caused the negative attention it has brought to our beautiful community.
Photos show the sign taped to the window.
Photos show the sign taped to the window.

The photo shows a sign taped to the window.

CNN looks at Facebook posts to individuals listed as insurer owners and to those who say they posted an apology I got in touch.

Progressive is "noticing and appalling" on a sign recently posted to the Harry E Lead Agency, spokesman Jeff Sibel said in a statement to the CNN.

“In Progressive, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are the cornerstones of our core values. We feel that our employees are welcomed, valued and respected and represent Progressive. We are committed to creating an environment that everyone expects to accept. The statement states that it is part of this commitment: "This sign is a direct breach of that commitment and is our core values ​​and code of conduct. "Not in agreement."

In an email statement to CNN, Allstate "ends the contract with this independent agent. Our commitment to comprehensive diversity and equity." Is indisputable and will take action if an individual violates our Code of Conduct. ""

Millinocket Town Council Chair Steve Golieb saidFacebookExpressed disappointment at the sign of the statement.

"It is very sad for individuals, businesses and organizations to try to downplay Juneteenth and what it represents to millions of slaves and their living descendants. It's shameful and unacceptable, "Golive said in a statement. "There is no place in the town of Millinocket to overtly ignore human dignity."

Millinocket has about 4,000 residents, about three hours north of Portland. ..