Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC backs candidate who signed ‘Black New Deal’ demanding reparations

Key progressive political wings in the House of Representatives are backing candidates who sign a “Black New Deal” that includes radical demands such as reparations during the pandemic, removal of school officers and a moratorium on criminal enforcement, Fox reported. -Revealed in News Digital.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC, in which Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota lead their House counterparts, announced in early August that California Democratic candidate Latefa – wired $5,000 to Simon’s camp.

Simon is the first 2024 candidate endorsed by the group. She is seeking to fill the seat held by Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

The co-chairs of the PAC, which includes Jayapal, said, “Latifa Simon, with more than a quarter of a century of civil rights and social justice organizing work, is a proven leader and the best candidate to represent California’s 12th Congressional District. “,” it said in a supporting document. “Ms. Latifa’s track record speaks for itself. She has championed important progressive priorities like transportation justice, economic equality, and women’s rights, and brought about significant change in her community.”

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Longtime progressive activist Latifa Simon is running for California’s 12th District Congress. (Rea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images/File)

Mr. Simon, who was selected by Vice President Harris to lead efforts to reduce youth recidivism as San Francisco District Attorney, is a longtime political activist and organizer in Oakland and the Bay Area.

The Democratic candidate joins a cadre of liberal activists who have used the pandemic to make extreme demands on public servants.

The far-left coalition is calling for the implementation of dozens of radical initiatives, according to a letter posted on the Justice Team Network, which aims to eradicate all forms of “state violence” and “criminal behavior” against prisoners.

Simon, May 2020 signed the letter together Former Black Lives Matter leader Patrice Cullors and others ask how the coronavirus pandemic is “impacting inequality for Black people in Oakland, and what the long-term impact will be.” have sent their concerns to elected officials.

It included a link to the Black New Deal, which Simon also co-signed, and said he remained committed to fulfilling those demands. The agreement includes the most extensive list of mandates, including “reparations for black people,” which the company classifies as a long-term demand.

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Pramila Jayapal

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, serves as co-chair of the PAC. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc., via Getty Images/File)

Compensation for the group includes: laundry list These include “debt forgiveness, free education, free health care, enforcement of the California Slavery Era Insurance Registry and similar local slavery era disclosure ordinances (reporting requirements, maximum fines and imposition of fines).” , mandatory financial contributions from companies that have already disclosed, and distribution of disclosures).” Fund Black-led organizations that serve Black people. ”

“The law could even be expanded to target profiteers from the housing and financial crisis and the cancer system,” the group wrote.

The Black New Deal also pushed for the removal of police from schools and the end of cash bail. During the pandemic, the group specifically called for radical demands such as “incarceration” in prisons, “an end to pandemic raids by police” and an end to National Guard and military enforcement.

Community Ready Corps and The Anti Police-Terror Project convened “a wide range of Black leaders” to develop the letter and its extensive list of far-left demands.

Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota

Rep. Ilhan Omar serves as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc., via Getty Images/File)

Simon currently serves on the board of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Authority and is one of three candidates endorsed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC for the 2024 election cycle, according to its website. .


During the 2022 election cycle, the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC raised more than $4 million and helped elect 17 members to Congress, the group said.

Simon’s campaign and Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC did not respond to requests for comment.

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