Justice = Documentation + Accountability + Action

Mar 4, 2021 | PDA News

For a better future by understanding our past,
Debra Schrishuhn for the PDA National Team

Support U.S. Commissions on
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation
and Reparations Proposals


The time is now. Racial justice in these United States is long, long overdue.

PDA is proud to endorse Rep. Barbara Lee’s reintroduction of legislation to establish the nation’s first-ever U.S. Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Commission (H.Con.Res.19, with 104 cosponsors to date) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act (H.R.40, with 169 cosponsors to date). These resolutions begin the critically needed process of healing America’s racial divide by providing venues to document and account for past actions and policies that have led us to present-day racial inequities, and seeking ways to redress the harm done by centuries of structural racism.

Sen. Cory Booker has introduced companion bills in the U.S.Senate: S.Con.Res.6, with 13 original cosponsors to date, and S.40, with 17 cosponsors to date.

Black Lives Matter rally

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Please urge your members of Congress to support this growing movement by cosponsoring these resolutions to establish national commissions on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation and on the study of reparations proposals. Keep your eye on your in-box for actions related to building momentum for these resolutions in Congress.

Today, you can help PDA support these groundbreaking resolutions with a call or email to your Senators and Representative, and a donation to PDA’s continuing work toward racial justice and equity. Then let us know how your call was received.

Going forward, you can help encourage members of Congress to cosponsor these resolutions and other progressive legislation by joining our Congressional Office Liaison team.