“A house divided against itself cannot stand,” were the words spoken by then presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, on June 16, 1858, three years before the Civil War and seven years before the abolishment of slavery in the United States. Beginning with the election of our country's first African American president, Barack Obama, and through the turbulent four years of the Trump administration, we have collectively watched the reawakening of white supremacy. With this reawakening and subsequent normalization of white supremacy, the call for restorative justice for African Americans has grown louder. If elected to Congress, I will back legislation needed to forge ahead towards a true pathway to restorative justice, and the healing of our nation. I will fight for legislation to have federal acknowledgement of the impact of systemic and institutional racism towards African American communities. I will work tirelessly to bring growth and stability to our African American communities throughout the country.
David L Anderson Jr. For Congress 2022