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To: House Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution and Civil Justice

Reparations Now NC

Reparations Now NC

To hold an appropriate hearing on H.R. 40 which was referred to the Subcommittee on January 12 2017.

Why is this important?

Every year since 1989, House Representative John Conyers has introduced H.R. 40 - Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. Unfortunately, the bill is killed every year due to lack of action on the part of the Committee to which it has been referred. It is time to take action. We demand that the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice call the bill to hearing so that the ramifications of the passing said bill can be discussed. The damages done to the African-American people at large are no secret; neither is the establishment of United States' economy due to the utilization of Black lives as a permanent working and consumer class. Racism is not over. The harm done to the Black People in America has gone without appropriate remedies for far too long. Written apologies do not set the scales of justice straight. When the UN reported in 2016 that the United States has yet to confront its legacy of "racial terrorism" towards Blacks in America, the call to action expanded to the world's stage. How long will we continue to avoid the injustice that we can all clearly see? H.R. 40 cannot be "swept under the rug" for another year. This is our cause for petition.

High Point, NC 27260, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • Because of the over 400 year head start other groups have enjoyed, Afrikan people have been left at a disadvantage. Every tool necessary to build and maintain a viable community was denied us with the blessings of the u.s. government. It is the obligation of this nation to also recognize its same responsibility to the indigenous people of Afrikan descent as it has for the american jew, the american germans and other european groups whom have immigrated to this land, claimed by IMMIGRANTS.
  • 400 year over due
  • It needs to begin somewhere until it's everywhere WE Matter

Updates

2019-01-19 17:19:21 -0800

50 signatures reached

2018-02-18 08:37:08 -0800

25 signatures reached

2017-10-19 11:10:10 -0700

10 signatures reached