Have Governor Greg Abbott Establish An Office of Freedmen Affairs For Black Americans

Have Governor Greg Abbott Establish An Office of Freedmen Affairs For Black Americans

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I am calling on Governor Greg Abbott to establish a Freedmen’s Bureau for Black Americans in the state of Texas in order to curb the misappropriation of funds that are supposed to aid black Americans. During its years of operation, the Freedmen's Bureau fed millions of people, built hospitals and provided medical aid, negotiated labor contracts for ex-slaves and settled labor disputes. It also helped former slaves legalize marriages and locate lost relatives, and assisted black veterans. Right now years later the same problems still plague the same communities. If the government can develop an office for New Americans & immigrants then it could do the same for taxpaying descendants of Freedmen. If this bureau is re-established then it will only start to address the systemic inequities that are faced by the group that has fought in every single war that the United States has ever been a part of. 

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