For the People
Tariq K. Shabazz will be a leading advocate for Reparations within the U.S. House of Representatives. The American government has a moral and financial debt that must be paid for the egregious acts ranging from Slavery, Redlining, Jim Crow, Etc. The American government has paid restitution numerous times in this nation. The US even paid some form of reparations to Slave Owners in Washington D.C. under The District of Columbia Emancipation Act in 1862. In the human rights violations of Japanese Americans during World War II, those who were subjected to Internment Camps received restitution under the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Reparations is the only true way that this country can atone for its actions, subsequently, it would vastly improve the racial wealth gap that has persisted due to the black community being marginalized since the inception of this nation.
Ending The Prison Pipeline
The United States is estimated as 5% of the world's total population, yet represents 25% of the world's total imprisoned population.
Mr. Shabazz opposes privatized prison systems and is advocating for the prohibition of this practice which currently promotes profit over rehabilitation.
Mr. Shabazz vehemently opposes the current Cash bail system and will work to ensure that pre-trial detention incorporates models based on impartial assessments.
Mr. Shabazz recognizes that we must be proactive in preventing crime by way of implementing policies that vastly improves the lives of Americans and addressing the racial disparities of sentencing that currently exists.
Tariq K. Shabazz supports and will advocate for Medicare for All. No person's financial status should be the defining factor of seeking medical care. The Congressional Budget Office concluded that implementing this single-payer coverage could save up to $0.7 Trillion Dollars while providing Americans essential services, which promotes a healthier country and attenuates current health care inequalities. Millions of Americans are either uninsured or underinsured and have incurred an insurmountable amount of debt due to medical services. It is imperative that the United States establishes a robust healthcare system that no longer promotes one's financial status as the defining factor of healthcare eligibility.