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Petitioning Representative Paul Cook and 17 others

Reintroduce HR 40 in the new 114th Congress, Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act in Congress!

After reading H. R. 40 by Congressman Conyers, it is becoming more apparent that H.R. 40 needs to be passed. Action must be taken to investigate the atrocities of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and benign neglect.

This petition is to generate public support for the bill H.R. 40 whose purpose is:

"To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes."

This petition was delivered to:
  • Representative
    Paul Cook
  • Representative
    Hank Johnson
  • U.S. Senate

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