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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