Petition to Demand the United States Congress to form Task Force and hold Congressional Hearings on Reparations for Slavery and Jim Crow
  • Petitioning Jeffrey E. Savage

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Jeffrey E. Savage

Petition to Demand the United States Congress to form Task Force and hold Congressional Hearings on Reparations for Slavery and Jim Crow

    1. Jeffrey Savage
    2. Petition by

      Jeffrey Savage

      Greenville, NC

Let it be known, we are demanding that United States Congress hold Congressional Hearings and that a Task Force, or Commission, be formed for reparations for the descendants of Africans who were enslaved in the United States of America for centuries.

Whereas reparations means to make amends, to repair, and to compensate, the people who were wronged;

We demand reparations on behalf of the descendants of enslaved Africans in America from the government of the United States of America;

Whereas America was built with and continues to enjoy the benefits of her centuries of forced, unpaid labor known as slavery;

Whereas, slavery in America remains the worst known atrocity in human history;

Whereas, this dehumanizing practice enabled the United States to rise to global prominence, to accumulate massive amounts of wealth, and to build the world's most formidable military, among others achievements, to become the world's only Superpower;

Whereas, U.S. House Bill H.R. 40, as it was originally sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-MI, provides a viable outline that best suits this measure. We further recognize reparations as the only way forward to move towards resolution of this human rights issue;

Whereas, the purpose and goal of this Task Force, or Commission, is to determine how reparations will be made to the descendants of the Africans enslaved in America.

Therefore, we acknowledge this as a human rights issue that demands the power and unconditional support of the President and the Congress of the United States of America and that it can be established by Executive Order of the President of the United states; and,

Therefore, we sign this petition to demand that government of the United States of America immediately form a Task Force, or Commission, whose purpose is formulate how reparations will be made to the descendants of the Africans who were brutally enslaved in this country for centuries, and who were further demoralized and oppressed for another 100+ years of Jim Crow.

Thank you for signing this petition and for encouraging all others to sign it, too.

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    1. Reached 6,000 signatures
    2. We've reached 3,000 signatures!

      Jeffrey Savage
      Petition Organizer

      Your voice is being heard! We have surpassed 3,000 signatures! Thanks to caring and courageous people like yourself, your signing and supporting this petition is bringing an unresolved human rights issue front and center to the world stage.

      While the milestone is one of which we should be proud, we have much more work to be done that needs your unrelenting involvement. Remember, the goal is 40 thousand signatures. It won't take us long to get there. Continue to take this petition and share it, promote it, believe in it and watch this most worthy endeavor unfold and have a positive impact on the lives of millions for generations to come. We will get there and we can only get there with people like you.

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. Petition Reaches 1,000 Signatures!

      Jeffrey Savage
      Petition Organizer

      Your voice is being heard! We have surpassed 1,000 signatures! Thanks to caring and courageous people like yourself, your signing and supporting this petition is bringing an unresolved human rights issue front and center to the world stage.

      While the milestone is one of which we should be proud, we have much more work to be done that needs your unrelenting involvement. Remember, the goal is 40 million signatures. It won't take us long to get there. Continue to take this petition and share it, promote it, believe in it and watch this most worthy endeavor unfold and have a positive impact on the lives of millions for generations to come. We will get there and we can only get there with people like you.

    5. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • darryl gibson CHICAGO, IL
      • 4 days ago

      Our country needs healing!!

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    • Janet S TORONTO, CANADA
      • 5 days ago

      Because my ancestors were taken out of africa sent to the west indies salve trade, and then sent to america. They were treated as dogs, cattle, they help build america-FOR FREE sorry they paid with their lives. And I deserve somthing back for all the torture they had to endure for centuries. I am now apart of the new form of salvery called coperate america.

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    • Rocky Tabb NIAGARA FALLS, NY
      • 6 days ago

      opening my eyes to the truth of the world is more then motivation to get back whats rightfully owned to my family

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    • Nicole Mulupi CARROLLTON, TX
      • 7 days ago

      While I do not agree with all statements or facts in this petition, I think they deserved more than a "You're free now. Good luck." This is long overdue, but better late than never. I think our country is ready to take responsibility for the destruction of the African American race, and for the humiliations which have demoralized entire communities into a cycle of poverty and apathy. I believe validifying their status as victims is embracing reality. We are not enabling them to embrace victimhood. We are empowering them, through validation, to see that they are owed payment for the work of their ancestors. It is demoralizing to provide this payment in the form of "welfare" or "charity". They deserve better.

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    • mechelle hurd RIALTO, CA
      • 9 days ago

      IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO...TO RIGHT THE WRONG DONE FOR TOO LONG

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