COLONIALISM REPARATION

So that colonialisms of yesterday and today are not repeated tomorrow

Newsletter 11/20 - United States: It Is Time for Reparations

On March 1, 2019, giving continuity to the action of congressman John Conyers Jr. begun in 1989 and those who preceded and accompanied him, congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee introduces the bill 40 to establish a Commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African-Americans, holding during the legislature a public hearing and gathering the support of 162 representatives, 20 senators and the United States Conference of mayors.

On January 14, 2020 in New Jersey senators Ronald Rice and Sandra Cunningham introduce the bill 322 to establish a Reparations Task Force to conduct research and develop reparatory proposals and recommendations.
On February 7, 2020 in Maryland delegate Wanika Fisher introduces the bill 1201 to establish a Reparations Commission to develop and administer a program for the provision of compensatory benefits to the descendants of individuals enslaved in the State.
On February 13, 2020 in Illinois representatives William Davis and Carol Ammons introduce the bill 5024 to establish a African descent-citizens reparations Commission.
On February 21, 2020 in California assemblymember Shirley Weber introduces the bill 3121 to establish a Task Force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans, which is approved and enters into force on September 30, 2020.

On June 5, 2019 the City Council of Evanston in Illinois adopts resolution 58 launching a local reparations process with the creation of a dedicated Subcommittee, a dedicated fund and the first reparatory measures.
On June 17, 2020 the City Council of Chicago in Illinois adopts resolution 694 launching a local reparations process with the creation of a dedicated Commission.
On August 10, 2020 the City Council of Burlington in Vermont adopts resolution 7.06 launching a local reparations process with the creation of a dedicated Task Force.
On August 18, 2020, the County Commission of Kalamazoo in Michigan adopts resolution 1917 launching a local reparations process.
On October 20, 2020 the City Council of Carrboro in North Carolina adopts resolution 382 launching a local reparations process.
On October 20, 2020 the supervisor of San Francisco in California Shamann Walton presented the ordinance 201190 to launch a local reparations process.

Colonialism Reparation welcomes that in the United States of America reparations are gaining traction and invites all the other federal, state and local administrations to take action in the same direction, keeping the electoral promises made.

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