BLACK FARMERS NEED YOUR HELP
Please sign and circulate this PETITION and return it to the national office by April 1, 2001.
PO BOX 61
TILLERY, NC 27887
African American farmers have been systematically discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) since the inception of the agency.
Black farmers are being denied due process through conspiracy, trickery and deception tricks between the USDA, Class Council and the US Justice Department.
The US Federal District Court, District of Columbia, has found that the USDA has in fact practiced, implemented and otherwise instituted policies and procedures which disparately impacted African American farmers based solely on their race between January 1, 1981 and December 31, 1996 in the landmark PIGFORD v. GLICKMAN.
A Consent Decree was entered on April 14, 1999 over the objections of the Black farmers, and over twenty-five thousand farmers applied and more than twenty one thousand were admitted into the class.
However approximately 40% of the claimants have been rejected.
Of the approximately 60% of the farmers admitted to the class, fewer than 10% of those approved for monetary relief have been granted DEBT FORGIVENESS.
USDA employees who discriminated against Black farmers are being permitted to assess the successful claims for debt forgiveness.
The continued delays of payment and terrorist tactics against class members threatens more than 1.5 million acres of land to be lost due to the Consent Decree.
If you have any questions and need additional information, please contact:
ALABAMA Ashanty Farrid 334-687-7717
Aaron Hodge 205-652-9143
ARKANSAS Fernando Burkett 870-879-1610
FLORIDA Alton Jarrett 904-695-1565
GEORGIA Eddie Slaughter 912-649-7569
Ridgely Muhammad 912-995-6619
NEW JERSEY Anna Marie Cardario 856-697-0760
NORTH CAROLINA L.C. Cooper 252-257-3928
OKLAHOMA Earl Davis 405-521-2541
Rudell Lee 405-277-3156
TENNESSEE Thomas Burrell 901-475-1787
VIRGINIA James Beverly, Jr. 804-767-4383
Or contact the National BFAA office 252-826-2800 Gary R. Grant, President
Or visit our web site at: http://www.coax.net/people/lwf/bfaa.htm
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