Slavery reparations bill passes in NYS 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.
Organizations are also calling for President Joe Biden to issue an executive order for a $50 billion down payment on reparations. They say that money will go toward health care reform in Black communities.
The bill moves to the Senate next, and organizations are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign it by the end of the year.