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Well black people...we are in luck this campaign cycle because Kamala has a plan (and often times bills she has ALREADY introduced in the Senate) to address all of these things.

Dear Candidates: Here Is What Black People Want nyti.ms/2YXOVT7

90% view wages as too low.
Kamala's solutions PT1-LIFT ACT
What's in it for Black people?
-$6K/yr or $500/mo tax CREDIT for families <$100K income.
-$3K/yr or $250/mo individuals<$50K income
-Impacts over 60% Black households/8 Mill families
More here:
90% view wages as too low.
Kamala's solutions PT2- Equal Pay Proposal
What's in it for Black people?
-The Gender pay gap for Black women is $0.61/$1
-Lifetime cost of the pay gap avgs over $800K
-BW are breadwinners in over 80% of households
85% support $15 min wage.
Kamala proposes/supported raising the min wage to $15 as original co-sponsor of Raise The Wage Act

What's is in it for Black people?
-Pay increase for 38.1% of all Black workers
-21.8%  work in states where the min wage=fed min
90% say lack of affordable housing is a problem.
Kamala's solution: Rent Relief Act
What's in in for Black people?
-56% Black renters spend more than 30% of income on rent
-Tax credit if spending 30% or more on rent AND utilities
90% support government providing health care.
While Kamala supports Medicare 4 All, she is pragmatic. She co-sponsors SEVERAL bills that expand access.
What's in it for Black people?
-13% are uninsured
-31% non-elderly Black pop has past-due medical debt
84% favor making college affordable.
Kamala's solutions: Debt Free College
What's in it for Black people?
-72% take on debt to go to college
-Free community college
-Debt free 4 yr public college
-Low interest loan refinancing
-Increased HBCUs investment
Kamala has a record of addressing racial disparities in college admissions/recruitment
What's in it for Black people?
From a Georgetown study: Black students prepared for college are "disproportionately tracked" into 2yr/open access 4yr colleges
What's in it for Black people in Kamala's teacher pay proposal?
-Builds a pipeline of Black teachers/closes wage gap
-Inject billions of federal $ into Black schools
-Black children w a Black teacher by 3rd grade are 13% more likely to go to college
Kamala's Criminal Justice Reform Pt 1- Constitutional and Accountable policing
-Double the civil rights division
-Support Body Cameras (Mandated CA DOJ body cams)
-Renew/Expand pattern & practice investigations
-Enforce consent decrees
-Support legislation to end racial profiling
Kamala's Criminal Justice Reform Part 2- Abolish cash bail system and reform bail system
---Sandra Bland couldn't post $500 bail bondsman
---Kalief Browder spent 3yrs in prison bc of $3,000 bail
-Kamala sponsored Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act:
Kamala's Criminal Justice Reform Part 3-Tackle mass incarceration
-Legalize marijuana
-Reform federal sentencing laws
-End private prisons
-Push states to prioritize treatment and rehabilitation for drug offenses.
-Federal moratorium on death penalty
Kamala's Criminal Justice Reform Part 4- Preventing Re-offenders
-Expunge records for marijuana offenses
-Increase investments in reentry support and job training programs (like her SF Back on Track program)
-Take executive action to “ban the box”
You have probably heard a lot of disinformation and misinformation about Kamala's record. Hear from her in her own words on how she views criminal justice reform. Her record of Back on Track and other initiatives backs this up.
-Nearly 90% of Black Census respondents view gun violence as a problem in the community
-Check out this thread on her gun violence proposals and her record of getting guns off the street in CA
52% of respondents said that politicians do not care about black people. Pt. 1
-Kamala has also taken her message to more HBCUs than any other candidate. She has also spoken at more Black conventions, galas, events, and Black media outlets than anyone else
52% of respondents said that politicians do not care about black people. Pt. 2
-I put together a thread with examples of Kamala highlighting things that matter to us. She doesn't need to be advised on what Black life is like, she is a Black woman who knows
Bonus fact: Kamala highlighted @aliciagarza and her co-founding Black Lives Matter and creation of the Black Futures Lab organization which spearheaded the #BlackCensusProject. This thread was inspired by the Black Census Project results.
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