Biden, Harris deve ancora dire se concederà la riunione BLM richiesta

Biden, Harris deve ancora dire se concederà la riunione BLM richiesta

Presidente eletto Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have yet to publicly say whether they will grant a meeting with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.

Cullors requested a meeting with the Biden/Harris team last week to discuss the movement’s agenda and lay out expectations for the forthcoming administration.

The Biden transition team could not be reached by Fox News for comment on whether they’d given any thought to accepting the meeting.

“Senza il clamoroso sostegno dei neri, saremmo gravati da un risultato elettorale molto diverso,” Cullors wrote to Biden and Harris in a letter. “In breve, I neri hanno vinto queste elezioni.”

Cullors insisted that Black people “vogliamo essere ascoltati e dare la priorità alla nostra agenda.”

Biden has promised to create a police oversight board to combat police brutality, which launched Black Lives Matter to the forefront of the national conversation this summer following the death of George Floyd, a Black man, in police custody in Minneapolis.

But “defund the police,” a rallying cry that’s been spearheaded by BLM, has been the source of Democratic infighting in recent days.

Biden has flip-flopped on the issue, but most recently said he doesn’t support diverting money from law enforcement. Nel mese di luglio, activist Ady Barkan asked Biden, “Do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?"

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"Sì, absolutely” the former vice president responded.

But in September, Biden took a strong stance against defunding police officers when President Trump claimed he supported the move.

“I’m totally opposed to defunding the police officers,” Biden said. “They need more assistance.”

He added that he supports reintroducing “community policing.”

Biden, in addition to making history in choosing the first Black and South Asian woman to be vice president, laid out a plan for Black America over the summer. Dentro, he promises to address the country’s racial wealth gaps, “address environmental justice” and invest in racial health disparities, among other wide-reaching goals.

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The plan promises to build up small-business opportunities for minority communities, reform “opportunity zones” and invest in affordable housing and home ownership. The plan would invest $ 30 miliardi, 10% del $ 300 billion Biden has said he will invest in research and development to stimulate the economy, to a new small business opportunity fund.

Ancora, Cullors reminded Biden and Harris that they both have a controversial past with the Black community, particularly Biden’s key role in the 1992 crime bill and Harris’ tough-on-crime stance as a California prosecutor.

The co-founder noted that Biden and Harris both “espresso rammarico per il tuo record su questioni che hanno un impatto sui neri,” e consigliato loro di “prendi la tua direzione dagli organizzatori di base neri che sono stati impegnati in questo lavoro per decenni, con un'eredità che risale al primo arrivo di africani ridotti in schiavitù.”

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“Vorremmo essere attivamente coinvolti nella pianificazione e nel lavoro politico del vostro team per la transizione,” Cullors ha detto. “Andiamo a lavorare!”

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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