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Fri Aug 28, 2015, 03:03 PM

DNC To Vote On Resolution Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

http://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/dnc-to-vote-on-resolution-supporting-black-lives-matter?utm_term=.rudQaokWJ#.ljvZkdlRJ

The Democratic National Committee is expected on Friday to adopt a resolution expressing its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, a DNC official said.

The resolution, the language of which was made available to BuzzFeed News, will be voted on by the full body during the general session on Friday at the DNC’s summer meetings in Minneapolis.

The draft of the resolution mentions by name Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza, the founders of the Black Lives Matter organization. They are from “a generation of young African-Americans who feel totally dismissed and unheard as they are crushed between unlawful street violence and unjust police violence,” the draft reads.

The DNC said it resolves “that the DNC joins with Americans across the country in affirming ‘Black lives matter’ and the ‘say her name’ efforts to make visible the pain of our fellow and sister Americans as they condemn extrajudicial killings of unarmed African-American men, women, and children.”



The text of the resolution is at the link.

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Reply DNC To Vote On Resolution Supporting #BlackLivesMatter (Original post)
Raine1967 Aug 2015 OP
Agnosticsherbet Aug 2015 #1
Raine1967 Aug 2015 #5
Agnosticsherbet Aug 2015 #10
KMOD Aug 2015 #2
Bobbie Jo Aug 2015 #3
zappaman Aug 2015 #4
seabeyond Aug 2015 #6
Raine1967 Aug 2015 #8
seabeyond Aug 2015 #9
Rose Siding Aug 2015 #7
bigdarryl Aug 2015 #11
Vinca Aug 2015 #13
Cha Aug 2015 #12
Starry Messenger Aug 2015 #14
lovemydog Aug 2015 #15

Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 03:11 PM

1. Very, very good. I support #BlackLivesMatter and 'say her name'

and I am happy to see the DNC support #BlackLivesMatter and 'say her name'

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 03:56 PM

5. YES, I am as well.

this is a smart move for the party as a whole.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 04:46 PM

10. It's the right move.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 03:12 PM

2. K & R

 

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 03:13 PM

3. K&R!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 03:55 PM

4. Kick and rec!

Nice to see!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 03:59 PM

6. and again, what good are these protests. speaking out, disrupting, yelling and screamin' is a good

 

thing. they are being heard. the dnc. fergusan. the nation.....

good for them, good for all of us.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 04:03 PM

8. They force a conversation that White America needs to have.

We can't just keep talking in private circles and with hushed whispers about how bad this is — it forces people to pay attention and it is deeply needed.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 04:09 PM

9. yes. nt

 

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 04:02 PM

7. kick it

Thanks for posting this truly good news.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 05:20 PM

11. The hell with Black lives matter they still not going to be satisfied

 

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 06:41 AM

13. That was my first thought.

I support their cause, but I'm not a fan of their tactics.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 06:19 AM

12. Wonderful Raine.. Mahalo!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 05:50 PM

14. k&r

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 06:22 PM

15. K & R

Everyone benefits greatly by listening to these courageous people from the Black Lives Matter Movement.

It's urgent.

I want to see more of their policy proposals enacted.

And if they choose I would like to see them taken seriously as leaders and wherever possible incorporated into mentor or leadership positions in the democratic party.

Black Lives Matter.

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