BLACK FARMERS NEED YOUR HELP

 

Please sign and circulate this PETITION and return it to the national office by April 1, 2001.

BFAA

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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