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Anti-war and ending the military-industrial complex:

Tariq Shabazz advocates for reducing military spending and reallocating resources to address domestic issues. By advocating for a more peaceful foreign policy, he aims to decrease military intervention and prioritize diplomacy and international cooperation. Shabazz believes that redirecting funds from the military-industrial complex towards education, healthcare, infrastructure, and job creation will better serve the needs of American citizens and promote a more equitable society.

  • Senator Shabazz will scrutinize Defense budgets for its necessities, promoting the well-being of all service members & Veterans, while advocating for the reduction of appropriations to correspond with an American agenda of Peace & Prosperity on an international stage.  As a US Navy Veteran, he has supported and defended the U.S. Constitution and will continue his life of service ensuring that Americans experience tranquility.  

  • Senator Tariq Shabazz will not support the war in Gaza and has called for a Ceasefire. He will not commit to further military aid to the state of Israel as it would be condoning the mass killing of women & children.

  • Tariq Shabazz supports bolstering the diplomatic relations within the region that has a strategical plan for Peace, the end of the Apartheid, the Establishment of a 2 State Solution recognizing Israel and Palestine. 

  • Senator Shabazz is advocating for peace with respect to Ukraine and Russia. He does not approve of the Cluster munitions provided to Ukraine as they are weapons that cause mass harm to civilians (Cluster munitions | International Committee of the Red Cross (icrc.org)).  

Housing as a Right 

Mr. Shabazz recognizes that there is a myriad of issues that can attenuate the ability of the people to advance within this nation. The United Nations estimates 1.6 billion people worldwide live in inadequate housing conditions, with about 15 million forcefully evicted every year.   

Shabazz believes that housing is a basic human right. He supports housing first initiatives, which prioritize providing immediate and stable housing to individuals experiencing homelessness. By addressing the root cause of homelessness and providing supportive services, such as mental health care and addiction treatment, Shabazz aims to break the cycle of homelessness and ensure that everyone has dignified and secure housing.

Senator Shabazz Plan 

Housing First Initiative 
Implement a federal action plan to address homelessness with a housing-first approach, providing immediate access to permanent housing as well as supportive services, without preconditions to all Americans.

Homeownership Support and Protection
Expand first-time homeowner assistance programs, including down-payment assistance, low-interest loans, and housing education, to make homeownership more attainable for all Americans.

Regulation of Corporate Influence in Housing
Will Enact strict regulations on large corporate landlords to prevent monopolistic practices that drive up rental prices and limit availability. This includes capping rent increases and ensuring a fair and transparent eviction process.
Will Investigate and prosecute corporate landlords who violate tenant rights or engage in predatory practices, ensuring accountability and protection for renters.

 

Homeownership Education and Financial Literacy
Create federally funded programs to educate potential homeowners about the home-buying process, mortgages, and financial management to prepare them for the responsibilities of homeownership.


Fair Mortgage Lending
Strengthen regulations on mortgage lending to prevent predatory practices and ensure fair access to home loans for all, particularly focusing on communities that have been historically underserved by financial institutions.

Rental Assistance and Eviction Reform
Expand rental assistance programs to more families and reform eviction laws to provide greater protections for tenants. Establish a right to counsel in eviction proceedings to ensure fair legal representation for all renters.

 

Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Populations
Increase investment in supportive housing programs that combine affordable housing with services such as healthcare, mental health counseling, and substance abuse treatment, tailored for populations such as the chronically homeless, veterans, and those with disabilities.

As a Navy Veteran, I served to support and defend the US Constitution. In my time of Service, I have worked with people from every walk of life, and I would like to commend all that have taken this path and it is our duty to ensure we take care of those that stood the watch for us. We lose 22 great souls a day to the battle with mental health.

Expansion of the Veterans GI Bill.

Housing Guaranteed

  • Housing will be guaranteed for all Veterans of the Armed forces. (Regardless of Credit Score)

  • Transition Assistance Program: Expansion of appropriations to assist veterans select housing during their transition from duty of service.

Expanded healthcare Coverage

  • All service members will maintain full healthcare and Dental coverage regardless of granted disability of service. 

Business development

  • Expansion of Transition Assistance Program services for the planning, foundation, ececution of veteran businesses.

  • Expanded grants Veteran Small Businesses 

Jobs Guarantee:

  • Veteran Servicemembers will be provided job opportunities

  • Expansion of Transition Assistance Program services to ensure discharging/retiring servicemembers attain gainful employment. 

  • Expanded partnerships between state and local veteran organizations for increased job placement of Veterans. 

Veterans

Medicare for All

Medicare for All: In contrast to the Affordable Care Act, Tariq Shabazz advocates for the implementation of a comprehensive Medicare for All system. This approach would provide universal healthcare coverage to all Americans, eliminating the complexities and inconsistencies of the current healthcare system. It would ensure that every individual has access to affordable and quality healthcare, regardless of their socioeconomic status, and reduce administrative costs and bureaucratic inefficiencies.

Will implement a single-payer healthcare system that provides comprehensive coverage to all Americans, regardless of age, income, pre-existing conditions, or employment status. This system will eliminate the need for private health insurance, creating a universally accessible, government-funded healthcare program. 

Cost Control and Efficiency

  • Expands leverage with respect to the purchasing power of the federal government to negotiate favorable prices for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and services, effectively reducing healthcare costs for the government and patients

Corporate Responsibility and Fair Pricing

  • Enforce stringent regulations on pharmaceutical companies to prevent price gouging and implement a review board to establish fair prices for medications, ensuring that drug costs do not exceed those in other developed countries.

Reparations for Black American Descendants of U.S. Chattel Slavery 

The United States Federal government maintained final sanctioning ability with respect to the illegal and egregious institution of chattel slavery committed upon Black Americans. This institution preceded the founding of the United States. Throughout the Colonial Americas as the credited Patriots liberated the 13 Colonies of foreign influence, slavery still existed. In its first government adaptation under the Articles of Confederation, which adopted the importance  principles of limited central government and slavery remained Articles of Confederation (1777) | National Archives.

 

As the Constitutional convention was held in 1787 to address the fundamental issues within its governmental structure, they achieved a new system. They developed the current constitution which established a United States Senate and an elected Executive (President). Through strengthening the federal government with respect to its states, slavery still remained although it violated the very constitution. The federal government enacted a number of public policies that yielded immense returns for white Americans and immigrating Europeans, while attenuating Black Americans from receiving the same entitlements. Ex. Homestead act of 1862 The Homestead Act of 1862 | National Archives

 

The Federal government failed to deliver on its promises of Reconstruction to the Freedman, through the 1877 compromise that enabled southern leaders (Confederates and Confederate sympathizers) to usurp control. The Federal government compromised over treating Black Americans as citizens and they lived under state sanctioned terrorism. The Federal government did not protect the Black American People as a wide array of mob killings occurred in black towns ex. Tulsa, Rosewood,etc. 

 

As the authority, the federal government must provide Reparations to the Black American people for establishing a permanent underclass within the nation that is evidenced in virtually every major category. The United Nation specifies that Reparations should include Restitution, Compensation, Rehabilitation, Satisfaction Reparations | OHCHR

Tariq Shabazz Reparations Plan 

Section 1: Monetary Reparations to Address Racial Wealth Gap 

Section 2: Land Grants to Black American Descendants

Section 3: Permanent Protected Status for Black American Ethnicity

Section 4: Political Disparities and Representation

Section 5: Reestablishment of the Freedmen's Bureau

Section 6: Legal Review of Historical Black American Cases

Section 7: Addressing Mass Incarceration of Black Americans and Ensuring 13th Amendment Compliance

Section 8: Pathways for Industry Creation and Economic Empowerment

Section 9: Eligibility Criteria for Reparations 

Section 1: Monetary Reparations to Address Racial Wealth Gap

Objective: The reparations plan aims to provide cash restitution to address the specific harm committed against Black Americans due to US chattel slavery and sanctioned by the federal government.

1.2 Cash Restitution:

The federal government will allocate a minimum of $14 trillion for cash restitution to close the manufactured racial wealth gap.

The amount of cash restitution will be determined based on the severity of the racial wealth gap and historic economic disparities.

Section 2: Land Grants to Black American Descendants

Objective: The reparations plan aims to provide land grants to Black American descendants, including the review of historically black-owned land, accounting for a wide array of real estate that Black Americans should have maintained in their possession, but were faced with multifaceted resistances and lack of enforcement for their safety. Efforts will be made to return land to its rightful Black American owners.

2.1 Land Allocation and Review:

The federal government will allocate publicly-owned land for distribution to eligible Black American descendants and conduct a comprehensive review of historically black-owned land.

The review will account for a wide array of real estate that Black Americans should have maintained in their possession, taking into consideration multifaceted resistances and the lack of enforcement for their safety.

2.2 Legal Actions and Restitution:

Legal avenues will be pursued to address violations found during the review of historically black-owned land, including the pursuit of debts and suits on behalf of Black Americans who have been wrongfully dispossessed of their land and property.

Efforts will be made to return land to its rightful Black American owners, rectifying past injustices and ensuring that they receive restitution and support in reclaiming their property.

Section 3: Permanent Protected Status for Black American Ethnicity

Objective: The reparations plan aims to establish a permanent protected status for the Black American ethnicity, acknowledging historical injustices and providing legal safeguards against discrimination.

3.1 Legal Protections:

The federal government will enact legislation to provide legal protections against racial discrimination and ensure equal rights for Black Americans.

3.2 Promoting Cultural Identity and Heritage:

Efforts will be made to celebrate and preserve the cultural identity and heritage of Black Americans through education, cultural programs, and historical preservation initiatives.

Section 4: Political Disparities and Representation

Objective: The reparations plan aims to address political disparities by promoting increased representation of Black Americans at various levels of government, including the establishment of automatic Freedmen districts to address historical political inequities.

 

4.1 Establishment of Automatic Freedmen Districts:

The reparations plan will include the establishment of specific Freedmen districts at various political levels to ensure equitable representation for Black Americans.

These districts will be designed to address historical political inequities and expand the political influence of Black Americans, especially in regions where systemic barriers to representation have been prevalent.

 

Section 5: Reestablishment of the Freedmen's Bureau

Objective: The reparations plan aims to reestablish the Freedmen's Bureau to work in an official capacity for all eligible Black Americans.

5.1 Functions of the Freedmen's Bureau:

The re established Freedmen's Bureau will serve as a federal agency dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of eligible Black Americans.

It will provide assistance in accessing cash restitution, land grants, legal protections, political empowerment, and other aspects of the reparations plan.

5.2 Support Services:

The Freedmen's Bureau will offer support services such as guidance on available resources, legal aid, educational opportunities, and economic development programs specifically tailored to eligible Black Americans.

5.3 Advocacy and Oversight:

The bureau will advocate for the rights and interests of eligible Black Americans, ensuring that the reparations plan is implemented effectively and fairly.

It will also oversee the distribution of resources and monitor the impact of the reparations program on the Black American community.

Section 6: Legal Review of Historical Black American Cases

Objective: The reparations plan aims to conduct a legal review of historical cases involving Black Americans to ensure that convictions were not the result of systemic bias or white supremacy.

6.1 Case Review Process:

A specialized task force will be established to review historical cases involving Black Americans that resulted in convictions.

The task force will scrutinize these cases to ensure that the legal proceedings were fair, unbiased, and not influenced by systemic racism or white supremacy.

6.2 Ensuring Accuracy and Justice:

The review process will focus on identifying cases where individuals may have been wrongfully convicted due

Section 7: Addressing Mass Incarceration of Black Americans and Ensuring 13th Amendment Compliance

Objective: The reparations plan aims to address current mass incarceration efforts targeting Black Americans and ensure that the 13th Amendment is not being violated.

Section 8: Pathways for Industry Creation and Economic Empowerment

Objective: The reparations plan aims to provide pathways for industry creation across every domain or discipline, acknowledging the deliberate efforts to attenuate Black Americans from owning large industrial companies, and addressing the historical underrepresentation of Black Americans in various industries.

8.1 Entrepreneurship and Business Development:

  • The federal government will establish programs and initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and business development among Black Americans across all industries and disciplines.

  • Support will be provided for the creation and growth of black-owned businesses, including access to funding, resources, and mentorship opportunities.

8.2 Industry Representation:

  • Efforts will be made to address the historical underrepresentation of Black Americans in various industries, including technology, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing.

  • The reparations plan will include initiatives to ensure proportional representation of Black Americans in industry leadership and decision-making positions.

8.3 Educational and Training Programs:

  • Specialized educational and training programs will be developed to equip Black Americans with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in various industries and disciplines.

  • Access to vocational training, apprenticeships, and higher education opportunities will be expanded to support career advancement and industry creation.

8.4 Access to Resources and Opportunities:

  • The federal government will work to eliminate barriers to accessing resources and opportunities for Black Americans, ensuring equal access to contracts, government programs, and industry-specific initiatives.

  • Efforts will be made to create a level playing field for black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs across all domains and disciplines.

  • By incorporating this pillar into the Reparations Program, the federal government aims to address historical barriers and provide equitable pathways for industry creation and economic empowerment for Black Americans.

 

Section 9 Eligibility Criteria for Reparations 

9.1 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individuals must have at least one direct ancestor who was held in US Chattel Slavery (Evidenced by US Census records 1870, US Slave documents, etc)

 

  • Individuals must identify as a Black American. 

9.2 Definitions:

 Direct Ancestry: individuals descend through parent-child relationship

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