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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

  • H.R.40 is a fluke...SUPPORT #ADOS; REPARATIONS NOW; NO REPARATIONS, NO VOTE!!!!
  • HR 40 is one of the most important and significant pieces of legislation in modern US times. I want to help support this.
  • The legacy of slavery continues to this day, including various forms of economic injustice and institutional racism. It needs to stop now!

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