REPARATIONS RALLY IN NEWARK
TRILLIONS IN COMPENSATION DEMANDED FOR SLAVERY
The People’s Organization For Progress (POP) will have a National Reparations Day Rally on Saturday, August 15, 2020, 3:00pm, in front of 777 Broad Street, near the corner of Broad and Market Streets in downtown Newark, New Jersey.
According to Lawrence Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization For Progress, “The rally is being held to demand that reparations be given to African Americans for the centuries of enslavement of their ancestors in the United States and the on-going forms of racial oppression, exploitation, discrimination, violence and degradation that have resulted from it.”
Hamm said that at the rally he “will call for congressional legislation that will appropriate trillions of dollars for direct payments to the descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States as restitution for their unpaid forced labor, stolen wealth, and suffering.”
The rally is one of many activities in support of African-American reparations that will be held by organizations in Newark, New York, and other cities around the country. They recognize August 15thas National Reparations Day because it is the anniversary of a march for reparations in the nation’s capitol, Washington D.C., nearly two decades ago.
The reparations rally will also be combined with the POP voter registration drive which takes place every Saturday at the location where the rally is being held. POP members will register voters while the rally is taking place.
“We believe voter registration is very important. It is a form of political empowerment. The stronger we are politically the greater the possibility of making reparations a reality,” Hamm stated.
Speakers at the rally will include POP chairman and former U.S. Senate candidate Lawrence Hamm, reparations advocates, community leaders, and student activists.
Everyone who plans to participate is asked to wear a face mask and will also be asked to practice social distancing at the event.
For directions and other information call the People's Organization For Progress at (973)801-0001.