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Government Organizations

As you look to build your community, first learn who your government representatives are. These are the people who determine where our tax dollars go. Without their support, many of our institutions go underfunded. It is important to write to them about any and every concern you have pertaining to the needs of your community. Find your representatives and send them an email today.

United States Organizations

NOTE ON CONGRESS:

The 118th Congress began on January 3, 2023 and will end on January 3, 2025. 

THE SENATE OF THE U. S. CONGRESS

[SENATE LEADERSHIP.] In America, it is unconstitutional for us to have a hierarchy of aristocracy. However, in America, the Senate is much like the House of Lords, and the House, is much as the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. American citizens are encouraged to write their senators to make their concerns known in government. It is easy to find your Senators once you get onto the website: 

WEBSITE:  https://www.senate.gov/ 

THE HOUSE OF THE U. S. CONGRESS:

[HOUSE LEADERSHIP] In America, The house is composed of many different representatives, of different constituencies, from most jurisdictions in America. Just as you would contact your senator, you should also contact your congressperson with the same concerns.  It is easy to find your Congressperson once you get onto the website.  

WEBSITE: https://www.house.gov/  

THE WHITE HOUSE

"President Biden will take steps to restore America’s standing in the world, strengthening the U.S. national security workforce, rebuilding democratic alliances across the globe, championing America’s values and human rights, and equipping the American middle class to succeed in a global economy" (Priorities). 

WEBSITE: https://www.whitehouse.gov/   

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE U. S.

""EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW" - These words, written above the main entrance to the Supreme Court Building, express the ultimate responsibility of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution."

WEBSITE:  https://www.supremecourt.gov/  

BILLS THAT NEED TO BE SUPPORTED:

H.R.40: Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act

https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/40  /// PDF Text Here    

Bill_NY_S1163A_ Reparations Remedies *****PASSED!!!!!!   
Establishes the New York state community commission on reparations remedies. 

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2023/S1163/amendment/A  /// PDF Text Here    /// ToolKit 

BILLS THAT NEED TO BE FOUGHT:

H.R.4321: No Bailouts for Reparations Act (Texas)

To prohibit the United States Government from providing bailouts or other financial assistance to any State or local government that enacts any law providing reparations for slavery, and for other purposes. 

SJR 582: Against Reparations (Florida) *****Died in Fiscal Policy on 3/8/24!!!!!  

Reparations ; Proposing the creation of Section 33 of Article X of the State Constitution to prohibit the state, a county, a municipality, or any other political subdivision from paying reparations to certain individuals, etc.

Note:

You can help the influence public policy by writing letters to your Congress persons, your Senators and directly to the authors of the bills. 

PROMISES TO BLACK AMERICA:

Lift Every Voice: The Biden Plan for Black America  (taken down from website: https://joebiden.com/blackamerica/#

Lift Every Voice: The Biden Plan for Black America (text)

Trump's Platinum Plan

Ice Cube's Contract w/ Black America

EXECUTIVE ORDERS:

Executive Order on Establishing the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States

Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government 

OTHER LAWS  & ISSUES AFFECTING BLACK AMERICANS:

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 

"To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res." 

California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans   |

"On June 29, 2023, the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans issued its final report to the California Legislature. The final report surveys the ongoing and compounding harms experienced by African Americans as a result of slavery and its lingering effects on American society today, and proposes a comprehensive reparations plan in satisfaction of the direction set forth by the Legislature in AB 3121 (2020)."

Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2021   |

"Whoever conspires to commit any offense under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) shall, if death or serious bodily injury (as defined in section 2246 of this title) results from the offense, be imprisoned for not more than 30 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both..."

Protecting Our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023   |

"To prohibit the use of Federal funds to provide housing to specified aliens on any land under the administrative jurisdiction of the Federal land management agencies." 

US STATE GOVERNMENTS

United States of America

1. Alabama

2. Alaska

3. Arizona

4. Arkansas

5. California

6. Colorado

7. Connecticut  

8. Delaware  

9. Florida  

10. Georgia

11. Hawaii

12. Idaho

13. Illinois

14. Indiana

15. Iowa

16. Kansas

17. Kentucky

18. Louisiana

19. Maine

20. Maryland

21. Massachusetts

22. Michigan

23. Minnesota 

24. Mississippi

25. Missouri 

26. Montana

27. Nebraska

28. Nevada

29. New Hampshire 

30. New Jersey 

31. New Mexico 

32. New York

33. North Carolina

34. North Dakota 

35. Ohio

36. Oklahoma

37. Oregon 

38. Pennsylvania 

39. Rhode Island

40. South Carolina 

41. South Dakota 

42. Tennessee

43. Texas

44. Utah

45. Vermont

46. Virginia

47. Washington 

48. West Virginia

49. Wisconsin 

50. Wyoming

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