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Black Lives Matter Founder Tells Biden To Meet So She Can Lay Out Expectations Of Him

Washington, DC – One of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter (BLM) sent a letter to Presidential Candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden saying that they needed to meet so she could lay out her expectations of him because “In short, black people won this election.”

“Without the resounding support of black people, we would be saddled with a very different electoral outcome,” BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors wrote in a letter to Biden and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) on Saturday, FOX News reported.

Cullors said in the letter that she wanted to discuss the expectations she has for a Biden-Harris administration, according to the New York Post.

“Alongside black-led organizations around the nation, Black Lives Matter invested heavily in this election,” she wrote. “‘Vote and Organize’ became our motto, and our electoral justice efforts reached more than 60 million voters.”

“We want something for our vote,” Cullors informed Biden and Harris in the letter. “We are requesting a meeting with you both to discuss the expectations that we have for your administration and the commitments that must be made to black people.”

“We want to be heard and our agenda to be prioritized,” the letter continued. “We issue these expectations not just because black people are the most consistent and reliable voters for Democrats, but also because black people are truly living in crisis in a nation that was built on our subjugation.”

Cullors argued that efforts to improve life for black Americans had been insufficient, the New York Post reported.

“Up until this point, the United States has refused to directly reckon with the way that it devalues black people and devastates our lives,” she wrote to Biden and Harris. “This cannot continue. Black people can neither afford to live through the vitriol of a Trump-like Presidency, nor through the indifference of a Democrat-controlled government that refuses to wrestle with its most egregious and damnable shame.”

Then Cullors called out the candidates for their track records on race, the New York Post reported.

“Both of you discussed addressing systemic racism as central to your election campaigns,” she pointed out in the letter. “Both of you also expressed regrets regarding your record on issues impacting black people.”

“The best way to ensure that you remedy past missteps and work towards a more just future for black people — and by extension all people — is to take your direction from black grassroots organizers that have been engaged in this work for decades, with a legacy that spans back to the first arrival of enslaved Africans,” she lectured them.

Biden has faced criticism for his support of the 1994 crime bill, his opposition to bussing, and some insensitive and inappropriate race-related remarks he made on the campaign trail, including “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” the New York Post reported.

Harris has had to defend her record as a federal prosecutor and her turtle-like movement on criminal justice reform, including her refusal as California’s attorney general to endorse a bill that would have called for special prosecutor investigations into all officer-involved shootings.

The BLM leader concluded her letter with another request for a meeting and reminded them she wanted to be included on the Biden-Harris transition team in a policy role, the New York Post reported.

Cullors is a self-described “trained Marxist” who has claimed to be a protégé of Eric Mann, former agitator of the domestic terrorism group Weather Underground.

In October, she signed a wide-ranging, multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television Group in order to have her develop and produce a plethora of programming in order to give more attention to “black voices.”

Cullors, who is credited with having coined the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, co-founded the group with Melina Abdullah seven years ago.

They have raised millions of dollars in donations for “Black Lives Matter,” an organization which does not legally exist.

Donations are collected by a third-party nonprofit organization and then “gifted” to Black Lives Matter leaders with no accountability or transparency for how the money is used.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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