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  • 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




Polling 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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Pledge Period - Opening Date
May 28, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
June 10, 2020
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June 4, 2020


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