DC Democratic Party Passes Resolution in Support of Commission to Study Slavery Reparations

For Immediate Release | September 10, 2020

Contact: Claire Goldberg, communications@dcdemocraticparty.org


DC Democratic Party Passes Resolution in Support of Commission to Study Slavery Reparations


WASHINGTON, DC — The DC Democratic Party passed a resolution during its general body meeting last Thursday in support of H.R.40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. With the passage of the resolution, the DC Democratic Party vows to advocate for the passage of the bill in the House and the Senate through lobbying efforts and targeted campaigns.


DC Democratic Party Chair Charles Wilson statement:


“We are proud to support H.R.40 and firmly believe that it is past time for the federal government to establish a commission to study the effects of slavery and the appropriate remedies. I personally will be calling upon Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to support this important bill, and will be encouraging friends, colleagues, and family members to do the same.”


DC Democratic Party Black Caucus Chair Tony Dugger statement:


“This resolution is personal to me. As a Black man living in America, I see and experience the remnants of slavery every single day. H.R.40 is a good first step by Congress in addressing a centuries-long injustice that continues to plague Black people in so many different ways. I look forward to working with others in the DC Democratic Party and with the DC community at large to make sure this bill is passed through both houses of Congress as soon as possible.”


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