Gavin Newsom Signs Reparations Bill Making California First State In Nation To Do So


Gavin Newsom wants to run for president someday and he will have to explain his signature on this bill when whoever he is running against in 2024 rips him for it. or maybe that is calculation – setting himself up against Kamala in 2024?

Newsom signed a reparations bill that had been moving through the California legislature today and Newsom thinks this is a big deal calling it a model for other states to follow.

The bill will not give out any reparations to descendants of slaves yet, but it will study how to do it, how much to pay, and who should get it.

“After watching last night’s debate,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, “this signing can’t come too soon.”

From KTLA:

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, California became the first state government in the country on Wednesday to adopt a law to study and develop proposals for potential reparations to descendants of enslaved people and those impacted by slavery.

Newsom said the new law and bipartisan support for its passage is proving “a paradigm that we hope will be resonant all across the United States.”

In a year of national protests against racial injustice, state lawmakers approved Assembly Bill 3121 to force the state to begin to confront its racist history and systemic disparities that persist today.

Although California entered the Union as a “free state” in 1850, slavery continued there after the state Constitution outlawed it the previous year. Slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865.


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