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Congresswoman Cori Bush has introduced a resolution to advance efforts to secure reparations for Black Americans. Who is with her?

By Kaitlyn Kennedy, Tag 24 —

Bush made international headlines when she introduced her historic Reparations Now resolution on May 17, 2023.

Endorsed by nearly 300 organizations, H.Res.414 calls for the US government to create a holistic reparations program to address the ongoing legacies of chattel slavery, Jim Crow, and present-day anti-Black policies. The measure also states that the federal government should be prepared to invest at least $14 trillion to eliminate the racial wealth gap.

Here are the representatives who have signed on to the Reparations Now resolution:

  • Al Green (Democrat-Texas)
  • Ayanna Pressley (Democrat-Massachusetts)
  • Barbara Lee (Democrat-California)
  • Cori Bush (Democrat-Missouri)
  • Delia Ramirez (Democrat-Illinois)
  • Dwight Evans (Democrat-Pennsylvania)
  • Greg Casar (Democrat-Texas)
  • Ilhan Omar (Democrat-Minnesota)
  • Jamaal Bowman (Democrat-New York)
  • Jonathan Jackson (Democrat-Illinois)
  • Rashida Tlaib (Democrat-Michigan)
  • Shri Thanedar (Democrat-Michigan)
  • Summer Lee (Democrat-Pennsylvania)
  • Sydney Kamlager-Dove (Democrat-California)
  • Yvette Clarke (Democrat-New York)

Source: Tag 24
Featured image: Photo of Congresswoman Cori Bush who has introduced a historic Reparations Now resolution calling for at least $14 trillion to address the US’ legacy of enslavement and racial discrimination. (Kevin Dietsch, Getty Images via AFP)