In today’s blog post, we’re highlighting three events that we expect to make headlines in July.
- July 4 will mark the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Many Independence Day celebrations are expected to make a return after being disrupted by the pandemic, leading public safety officials to warn about the dangers of consumer fireworks. The day will be marked with fireworks, parades, barbecues and, of course, plenty of red, white and blue.
- Prime Day, the annual sale for Amazon Prime members that was originally promoted as an “event with more deals than Black Friday,” will take place on July 12. The event, originally started in 2015 as a celebration of the online retailer’s 20th anniversary, will span 48 hours and is one of the biggest shopping events on the retail calendar. Prime Day retail sales in the U.S. exceeded $11 billion in 2021 — but how will inflation and supply chain issues affect sales this year?
- According to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) “will hold a HELP Committee hearing on July 13th on the impact of the Dobbs decision on access to abortion and other reproductive services.” This follows the 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion.
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