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The #BlackCensusProject offers a comprehensive guide for what kind of action Black voters want from elected officials. Here is how the @KamalaHarris #BlackAgenda answers the needs and desires identified within the survey. Feel free to RT/Bookmark. #Kamala2020
#BlackCensusProject 90% say lack of affordable housing is a problem.
Kamala's solution: Pt 1- $100 billion to close Black homeownership gap
-Increases median Black wealth by $32,113
-Shrinks the Black wealth gap by 31%
-$25K downpayment/closing assistance
Keep in mind that studies have shown the devastating impact of redlining/ discriminatory practices on Black homeownership and wealth. @KamalaHarris plan rights those wrongs impacting 4Million families in redlined areas
#BlackCensusProject #Kamala2020
Sen. Kamala Harris' plan also -Strengthens anti-discrimination lending laws
-Implement stricter enforcement
-Change lender debt-to-income ratio to monthly expenses against income, impacting 7.5 million Black households
-Revise credit scoring
#Kamala2020 kamalaharris.org/homeownership-…
#BlackCensusProject 90% say lack of affordable housing is a problem.
Kamala's solution: Pt 2 Rent Relief Act
-56% Black renters spend over 30% of income on rent
-Tax credit if spending 30% or more on rent AND utilities #Kamala2020
#BlackCensusProject 90% view wages as too low.
Kamala's solutions PT1-LIFT Act
-$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:
#BlackCensusProject 90% view wages as too low.
Kamala's solutions PT2- Equal Pay Proposal
-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
#BlackCensusProject 85% support $15 min wage.
Kamala's solution: Raise the min wage to $15. She was original co-sponsor of Raise The Wage Act
-Pay increase for 38.1% of all Black workers
-21.8%  work in states where the min wage=fed min
#BlackCensusProject 90% support government providing health care.
While Kamala supports Medicare 4 All, she is pragmatic. She co-sponsors SEVERAL bills that expand access
-13% of Black ppl are uninsured
-31% non-elderly Black pop has past-due medical debt
#BlackCensusProject 84% favor making college affordable.
Kamala's solutions: Debt Free College
-72% Black ppl 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. From a Georgetown study: Black students prepared for college are "disproportionately tracked" into 2yr/open access 4yr colleges #Kamala2020 #BlackCensusProject
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
---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. #Kamala2020
#BlackCensusProject Nearly 90% of respondents view gun violence as a problem in the community
Kamala will take executive action to get guns off the street and work with Congress. More details below. #Kamala2020
#BlackCensusProject 52% of respondents said that politicians do not care about black people. Pt. 1
-Kamala shows up before she is sent for. She has taken her message to more HBCUs, Black conventions, galas, areas, events, & media outlets than anyone else
#BlackCensusProject 52% said that politicians do not care about black people. Pt. 2
-Here is 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
#BlackCensusProject 52% said that politicians do not care about black people. Pt. 3
-Kamala didn't discover advocacy for Black issues just in time for a campaign, she has been deeply invested in tackling issues that specifically impact Black ppl for yrs.
To learn even more about @KamalaHarris, her proposals, her record, and what she is up to on the campaign trail, bookmark this thread. I keep it updated and it has just about everything you'd want to learn more about. #Kamala2020 #ForThePeople
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