Now is the Time for Racial Justice
Debra Schrishuhn for the PDA National Team
The need for racial justice was called for as early as 1886. In a speech on the 24th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Frederick Douglass stated: “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
PDA is proud to join the chorus of praise for Rep. Barbara Lee and Sen. Cory Booker’s reintroduction of legislation to establish the nation’s first-ever U.S. Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Commission. 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.
Please urge your members of Congress to support this growing movement by cosponsoring these resolutions to establish a national commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. 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.