Legislative Black Caucus to Introduce the ‘New Jersey Reparations Task Force’

Black and Latino legislators, civil rights organizers and faith leaders will demonstrate their solidarity in a unified call to action behind state veteran Senator Ronald L. Rice to prioritize passage of a package of bills that address marijuana decriminalization and expungement, as well as the juvenile justice system.

Legislative Black Caucus to Introduce the ‘New Jersey Reparations Task Force’

 

Trenton – Senator Ronald Rice, Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and the Legislative Black Caucus will hold a press conference to introduce legislation, which would establish the “New Jersey Reparations Task Force”. The legislators will be joined by several advocacy groups including the NAACP, the New Jersey Institute For Social Justice, and the New Jersey Black Issues Convention.

The press conference will be held Thursday, November 14, at 2:00 P.M. in Room 103 of the Statehouse in Trenton.

The task force will conduct research and develop reparatory proposals and recommendations to address the generational harms caused by New Jersey’s role in the United States institution of slavery and its legacy of systemic racial discrimination.

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