The People’s Organization For Progress (POP) invites you to march with us in the annual Reparations For African Americans March & Rally, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11:30am at the  Lincoln Statue, 2 Springfield Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
The statue is located in front of the historic Essex County Courthouse at intersection of West Market Street & Springfield Avenue. There will be a rally at the statue after the march.
POP wants you to participate in this event and needs your help to mobilize people for the march. Please assist by informing the members of your organization, supporters, friends and people in your community about the march.
Please urge them to attend and assist them in any way you can in getting there. An endorsement of the march by your group would be greatly appreciated if it is possible to do so on such short notice.
The purpose of the march is to make public the demand that African Americans receive reparations for the damage done to them by the institution and system of slavery, and the related forms of racial oppression, exploitation, discrimination,  injustice and violence stemming from it.
We are marching to demand that Congress ratify H.R. 40, The Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans, a bill sponsored by Rep. John Conyers.
POP wants congressional representatives from New Jersey to become co-sponsors of the bill. We also want our U.S. Senators for to sponsor companion bills in the Senate.
POP wants to see a bill similar to H.R. 40 passed by the New Jersey State Legislature, and supporting resolutions passed by county freeholder boards and municipal councils because slavery existed throughout this state.
Passage of H.R. 40 and similar bills at the state level would be a major and meaningful first step toward reparations for African Americans in the United States.
Any assistance you can give in mobilizing people for this march will be greatly appreciated. If any of your members plan to attend and they use Facebook please ask them to go to our Facebook invite page and sign up for the march. They can get to the invite page by clicking on this link   https://www.facebook.com/events/163480891001665/?ti=icl
If you have any questions or need more information contact POP at 973 801-0001.  I look forward to seeing you on June 23rd. Power to the people!!!
Sincerely,
Lawrence Hamm
Chairman
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