Our faith compels us to speak up for our neighbor when they suffer. NCC invites you to contact legislators and policy makers to raise your voice alongside those who are oppressed or are in need.
Ask Your Congressperson to Co-Sponsor H.R.40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act
The United States was built on the backs of Africans brought to this country by slaves. The U.S.’ global economic and political success and even the iconic buildings of two of the three branches of government, the White House and the Capitol Building, were built by slaves. The time has come to examine how to right these historic wrongs. This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. The commission would examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies. Among other requirements, the commission would identify (1) the role of federal and state governments in supporting the institution of slavery, (2) forms of discrimination in the public and private sectors against freed slaves and their descendants, and (3) lingering negative effects of slavery on living African-Americans and society.
Protect the Most Vulnerable from COVID-19
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we must make sure not only to take care of ourselves and those around us, but also to lift up those who are often ignored in times of crisis. Those with limited or no income, with pre-existing health conditions, without access to food, incarcerated persons, persons experiencing homelessness, and immigrants as well as others on the edge need direct help quickly. Write to your elected representatives now as they debate new bills to respond to the pandemic.