Trustee Election
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
  • HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
  • SLAVERY REPARATIONS
Winning Issue » SLAVERY REPARATIONS


People have long proposed paying reparations to the descendants of American slaves. This plan is similar to agreements that have paid settlements to Holocaust survivors, American Indians and Japanese Americans interned during the war. It has been suggested the amount of reparations for a two-adult African American family should be about $35,000. Some have suggested reparations should be used to promote African American businesses or establish scholarship funds for descendants of slaves rather than paid as individual cash benefits. Reparation supporters claim our government owes a debt to African Americas because slavery was protected by our Constitution and slave labor was used in the construction of our nation. Several American cities have passed resolutions supporting slavery reparations. Opponents say any reparations that were due these decedents have already been paid through our Civil War and 30 years of affirmative action programs. They also claim there is no way to know who is eligible to receive benefits from possible reparations since not all African Americans are decedents of slaves.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.40 - Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act




Options


  • I oppose reforming current slavery reparations policy and wish to defeat H.R.40 - Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support establishing the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies, and wish to pass H.R.40 - Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Trent Franks (AZ) and/or Rep. John Conyers (MI), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support establishing the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies, and wish to pass H.R.40 - Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Trent Franks (AZ) and/or Rep. John Conyers (MI), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Trent Franks (AZ) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.40 - Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. John Conyers (MI) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.40 - Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act
Sponsor: Rep. John Conyers. MI
Status: House Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee (House Judiciary Committee)
Chairman: Rep. Trent Franks, AZ


If elected as a trustee, the NAACP will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to work and advocate for reparations for the descendants of slaves similar to that paid to other groups of persecuted people.

The NAACP states that the job it its Washington Bureau is to turn NAACP priorities, as approved by the national Board of Directors, into federal public policy through the legislative process. General topics include the promotion and protection of civil rights, securing a fair and equal criminal justice system, ensuring high quality educational opportunities for all Americans, a fair labor environment, and securing affordable adequate housing and health care for all Americans. The NAACP opposes the Supreme Court Changes to the Voting Rights Act and the resulting efforts of some communities to enact voter suppression laws. The NAACP supports recent legislation that calls for creating a commission to study slavery reparations.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020