Many states have lotteries, like the Powerball and Mega Millions.  These lotteries raise funds for dedicated purposes like education or roads.  Let's have a federal lottery, a National Jubilee Lottery, dedicated to providing reparations to the descendants of slaves!

All U.S. citizens 13 years and older may sign this petition.  Teachers: feel free to use this petition in their classes for lesson planning regarding political activism.  Adult citizens will also be encouraged to register to vote.

Sign the Petition for Voluntary Reparations for Slavery through a Lottery!

Background for the Petition: The Reparations Labor Union is petitioning Members of the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and President Barack Obama.  The year 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of America's involvement in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. America should immediately enact voluntary reparations in order to turn a grievous anniversary into a celebration of truth, correction, and reconciliation. 

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to repair the breach of racism that continues to divide the United States: In addition to Congress apologizing for slavery, as was done in 2008 and 2009, Congress should also pave the way for voluntary reparations to be paid to the descendants of those captured during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. A national Jubilee Lottery can generate the funds to pay reparations without increasing taxes or the national deficit.

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  • signed 2016-10-30 04:43:52 -0400
    I heard very little about the “Reparations for descendants of American slaves”. So, can we get a major TV station to cast a news report about it? I believe people of “good conscience” from all walks of life will rise to the occasion if they know about the effort. Reparations is “God’s grace” and God’s power to heal America of her wounds caused by American participation in slavery and post-slavery activity.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-25 18:46:11 -0400
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  • @gallexie tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-25 18:46:01 -0400
    Sign the Petition for reparations through a National Jubilee Lottery. http://www.reparationslaborunion.org/petition_old?recruiter_id=12786
  • signed 2016-08-25 18:45:50 -0400
    karen irving
  • signed 2016-07-21 23:16:05 -0400
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-21 20:42:58 -0400
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  • @Twobears65 tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-21 20:42:55 -0400
    Sign the Petition for reparations through a National Jubilee Lottery. http://www.reparationslaborunion.org/petition?recruiter_id=12820
  • signed via 2016-07-21 20:42:05 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-21 20:32:50 -0400
  • signed via 2016-07-21 20:00:07 -0400
    Johnny Johnson.I am very pleased to be apart of this petition.Also,my wife,Lisa is pleased as well.Thank you for this petition.I like the fact that it is volunteer for those that want reparations because it’s the right thing to do.For those that don’t want it then don’t get it.It’s just that simple.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-21 14:09:35 -0400
    Sign the Petition for reparations through a National Jubilee Lottery.
  • signed 2016-07-21 14:08:56 -0400
    What an awesome blessing this is to our community. …….an opportunity to organize around an issue in which we have no doubt. We can do this ….forward backwards never
  • signed 2016-07-18 11:28:40 -0400
  • signed 2016-07-16 08:21:26 -0400
  • signed 2016-06-01 13:30:35 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-26 01:37:36 -0500
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  • @uwastudios tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-21 23:49:32 -0500
    Sign the Petition for reparations through a National Jubilee Lottery. http://www.reparationslaborunion.org/petition?recruiter_id=11608
  • signed 2015-06-04 12:59:21 -0400
  • signed 2015-04-17 15:03:52 -0400
  • signed 2015-04-17 14:57:43 -0400
  • @gfyshopcom tweeted link to this page. 2015-03-30 11:43:02 -0400
    Sign the Petition for reparations through a National Jubilee Lottery. http://www.reparationslaborunion.org/petition?recruiter_id=7747
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-30 11:43:02 -0400
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  • signed 2015-02-26 17:49:22 -0500