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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.

Recent signatures

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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

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Nzingha Shabaka MEMPHIS, TN
      • 10 days ago

      We need a million people march on Washington, for reparations, start putting it together now, we will be ready by 2016, before the presidential election. Let's do it.

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    • Nzingha Shabaka MEMPHIS, TN
      • 10 days ago

      I feel reparations should be use to set up our own communities, and everything we need, to be about self determination. No money into the hands of the people. Set up our own little nation.

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    • Nzingha Shabaka MEMPHIS, TN
      • 10 days ago

      I have been an actvist, and a voice for reparations for over twenty years, and was a member of NCOBRA, and board member at one time. HR 40 is about studying the issue of reparations for black, I have changed my opinion on HR 40, and wish to see a bill on reparations for African people, no study need to be done, it is a done deal, we worked for free and did not get paid, amoung other human rights violations committed against African people.

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    • Nzingha Shabaka MEMPHIS, TN
      • 10 days ago

      Because our ancestors are owed for work they never got paid for, and used as medical guinea pigs. Social programs are not reparations, neither retributions we are owed as well. Actually, retribution is for the labor, reparations are for the damaged caused from being held. We are owed an apology.

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    • pamela conwell PHOENIX, AZ
      • 11 days ago

      It is owed!!!!

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