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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 1, 2009
Mr. CONYERS (for himself, Mr. NADLER of New York, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Ms. WATERS, Mr. CLEAVER, Ms. LEE of California, Mr. GRIJALVA, and Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To provide a mechanism for a determination on the merits of the claims brought by survivors and descendants of the victims of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, Race Riot of 1921 but who were denied that determination.(read full text of legislation)
OFFICIAL SUMMARY: The John Hope Franklin Tulsa-Greenwood Race Riot Claims Accountability Act of 2009 provides that any Greenwood, Oklahoma, claimant (a survivor or descendant of victims of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, Race Riot of 1921) who has not previously obtained a determination on the merits of a Greenwood claim may, in a civil action commenced within five years after enactment of this Act, obtain that determination.
CALL TO ACTION: Please contact your Congressional representative and let them know you support the Tulsa-Greenwood Riot Accountability Act and request their vote. (And post a message below when you do!)