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BLM Takes On The DNC, Tells Dems Party Platform Needs To Be More Radical


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Emily Zanotti

Jul 28, 2020 

Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Patrisse Cullors, addressed the Democratic National Convention’s party platform committee Monday and excoriated Democratic party leaders over their platform’s lack of solutions to racial injustice and inequality and demanded radical “sea changes” be made ahead of the August nominating event.

Axios reports that Cullors gave a “searing message” to Democrats who, thus far, have resisted the urge to endorse defunding, dismantling, or otherwise marginalizing law enforcement in any official way, and cited the late Rep. John Lewis, who was honored at the United States Capitol Monday, as an inspiration for the party.

“Without the sea changes our movement recommended for the 2020 Democratic platform, any claims to allyship and solidarity with our work to fight for Black liberation are for naught,” Cullors told the panel. “Without making the necessary recommitments and revisions, can any of you here truly stand up and say, ‘My party is the party of principles?”

Cullors and others, Axios notes, are pushing a radical party reformation agenda called the “BREATHE Act,” which demands not only a full defunding of law enforcement but the elimination of the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, and most federal prison programs.

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We think the DNC should listen to her!

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