Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Slavery reparations bill passed in New York State Assembly

The New York State Assembly Wednesday voted to pass a slavery reparation bill.

The bill was spearheaded by Assemblyman Charles Barron and passed with 107 lawmakers in favor.

If it passes, the six groups will form an 11-person committee comprised of lawmakers and people in the community to decide how those reparations will be paid.

The bill moves to the Senate next, and organizations are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign it by the end of the year.

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