Co-Sponsor H.R. 40 “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act” (Pro Forma Session Today)

I invite you to co-sponsor HR 40, the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act,” which
establishes a Commission to study reparation proposals and consider a national apology for the institution of slavery.  This legislation was first introduced by retired Member
of Congress John Conyers of Michigan in 1989, and was intended to examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present, and further recommend appropriate remedies.

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CLOSING SOON: Defend Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Rights in Brazil! Cosign Letter to Secretary Pompeo – Deadline April 22

Please join us in signing this letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, expressing deep concern for attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples and Afro-Brazilian Quilombola communities (settlements founded and organized by escaped slaves and their descendants)
in Brazil. Though these communities have faced discrimination and violations of their collective rights for decades, the prospects under recently inaugurated President Jair Bolsonaro are simply alarming and require action.

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 40 “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act”

I invite you to co-sponsor HR 40, the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act,” which
establishes a Commission to study reparation proposals and consider a national apology for the institution of slavery.  This legislation was first introduced by retired Member
of Congress John Conyers of Michigan in 1989, and was intended to examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present, and further recommend appropriate remedies.

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Defend Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Rights in Brazil! Cosign Letter to Secretary Pompeo – Deadline April 22

Please join us in signing this letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, expressing deep concern for attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples and Afro-Brazilian Quilombola communities (settlements founded and organized by escaped slaves and their descendants)
in Brazil. Though these communities have faced discrimination and violations of their collective rights for decades, the prospects under recently inaugurated President Jair Bolsonaro are simply alarming and require action.

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