Repair Can’t Wait. Pass Reparations Bill Now

History is within reach. Tell Congress to Pass H.R. 40 Now. 

UPDATE: Congress heard you. For the first time since H.R. 40's introduction in 1989, the Judiciary Committee voted H.R. 40 favorably out of committee and onto the House floor for full consideration.

The time for the United States to account for its legacy of slavery is long overdue. 

Voters in the November elections made clear that racial justice needs to be a priority for the next Administration. The US Congress now has an opportunity to make history. Black people in the US continue to feel the impacts of slavery today in the form of structural racism, violence, discrimination and disparities in areas such as health, housing, education, economics, policing and law enforcement. Mass protests stemming from pervasive racial inequality and unlawful killings and deaths of Black people, like Daunte Wright, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Layleen Polanco and Tony McDade, reflect America's failure to provide redress for this long history of abuse.  

US House Resolution 40 (H.R. 40) is a federal bill that will establish a commission to examine the impacts of slavery and other racist laws and practices, and recommend proposals to provide reparations for redress and repair. Like the commission that investigated the forced relocation and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the bill can help pave the way for a full and truthful reckoning and accounting for past and present harms.   

In order for us to build a better, more just future, we need to address and repair the continuing legacy of slavery. 

Be a part of history. Tell US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and your US Representatives to pass H.R. 40. By taking the action below, your email will be sent directly to their offices.