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The leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation recently wrote a letter addressed to “President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris” requesting a meeting to discuss the organization’s expectations and priorities.

BLM co-founder and executive director Patrisse Cullors said members are “relieved that the Trump era in government is coming to a close,” adding, “As we celebrate his electoral demise, we also know that his political exit does not ensure an end to the intolerable conditions faced by Black people in America.”

The letter was dated Saturday, November 7, the day several media outlets projected the Democratic ticket had won the presidential election. However, President Donald J. Trump has not conceded, alleging voter fraud occurred in several swing states. Attorney General William Barr on Monday authorized the Department of Justice to investigate vote irregularities before the results are certified.

On behalf of the BLM Global Network, Cullors wrote:

Without the resounding support of Black people, we would be saddled with a very different electoral outcome. In short, Black people won this election. Alongside Black-led organizations around the nation, Black Lives Matter invested heavily in this election. “Vote and Organize” became our motto, and our electoral justice efforts reached more than 60 million voters. We want something for our vote.

We want to be heard and our agenda to be prioritized. 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. Up until this point, the United States has refused to directly reckon with the way it devalues Black people and devastates our lives. 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.

Cullors ended the message by referencing Biden and Harris’s records, both of whom previously supported tough-on-crime policies that have been blamed for contributing to the mass incarceration of Black people. During the campaign, Biden said he made a mistake by supporting President Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill that put more cops in Black neighborhoods and incentivized states to construct more prisons. Meanwhile, Harris vowed to correct racially biased policies within the criminal justice system, despite serving 27 years as a prosecutor enforcing harsh sentencing laws.

“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,” wrote Cullors.

According to the Associated Press, “the BLM network banked millions of dollars from a surge of donations” that followed nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died on May 25 while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. Cullors established a fund of more than $12 million, the outlet reported. Affiliated BLM chapters are eligible to apply for grants to advance local efforts, such as defunding police departments.

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June November 11, 2020
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For those who think the conditions here are so "intolerable," let's give them a one-way ticket back to Africa to see just how good they have it here compared to their ancestral homeland. The MAJORITY of Americans love this country and tired of the MINORITY (minorities) who do nothing but complain, burn our flag, loot and promote mob mentality!
Marilyn Stern November 11, 2020
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BLM - Message to Biden and Harris. Black people won this election for you so we want something for our vote. We want to make sure Black lives is at the forefront of your administration. We want to be part of your transition team's planning and policy work. If Biden/Harris prevail this could become very interesting.
Tom November 11, 2020
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Didn’t know BLM leadership could write?
John November 11, 2020
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JOSEPH ROBINETTE BIDEN, JR. Ancestry Documented Findings: Generation 1 – Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. 1. Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. – (1942 – Living) Spouse: 1st Neilia Hunter – (1942 –1972) Spouse: 2nd Jill Tracy Jacobs – (1951 – Living) 1st Generation Documentation: DEATH CERTIFICATE - NEILIA HUNTER BIDEN (Footnote 1) Documentation listing married relationship of Generation 1: Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden Jr and Neilia Hunter Biden. 2nd Marriage is not documented. JOSEPH ROBINETTE BIDEN, JR. Ancestry Report of Findings – 10/5/2020 Joe Biden’s Robinette Lineage 5th and 6th Generation Ancestors were Slave Owners Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. 6 Generations Pedigree Chart: Slave Owner Ancestors* Jesse Robinette appeared in the 1800 census of Allegany County, Maryland. Jesse Robinette was between 16 and 25 years old in 1800. He was born between 1775 and 1784. He was living with a female aged 16-25. This could have been his sister or a first wife. He married Dorcas “Darkey” Johnson in 1807. He owned two slaves in 1800. This is the earliest reference to slave ownership in the Robinette Lineage. Jesse Robinette on the 1810 Census Allegany County, Maryland. He owned six slaves at that time, establishing that Generation 6 Jesse Robinett was a Slave Owner. Jesse Robinette and Dorcas Johnson were married in 1807. They had one son and one daughter under 10 years of age in the 1810 census. He owned six slaves at that time. Jesse Robinett owned 12 slaves in 1820. This confirms that Generation 6 Ancestor Jesse Robinette was a slave owner. Jesse owned 5 male slaves, ages 14-25; 2 male slaves, ages 26-44; 3 female slaves, ages 0- 13; 1 female slave, age 14-25; and 1 female slave, age 45+, in 1820. There was a Slave Schedule for 1830 where it shows Jesse Robinett owned 16 slaves in 1830 confirming 6th Generation ancestor was a Slave Owner. His slaves listed on a second page as shown on the 4th line down. The total of 23 counts both slaves and the number of people in the white family with Jesse having seven persons in his household. The 1850 slave schedule for Dorcas Robinett (widow) and several other Robinette individuals living in Allegany County, Maryland shows that slavery was quite common with the Robinette families. She owned seven slaves. This confirms slave ownership in the Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. Ancestry in the 6th Generation through Dorcas. The 1860 Slave Schedule for Allegany County, Maryland shows that Dorcas Robinett had six slaves. This confirms slave ownership in the Robinette Lineage – 6th Generation of the Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. Ancestry through Dorcus Robinett.
John November 11, 2020
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20 Reasons Election 2020 Is Far from Over https://www.theepochtimes.com/status-of-high-stakes-election-continues-to-be-unclear_3572659.html
Sheila November 11, 2020
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And so it begins. This entitlement will never end! Harris supporters - you wanted it, you got it, now we all have to live with it! And you can't complain! I can!
Rick November 11, 2020
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This country is going to be a real SHIT SHOW for 4 years..
Tom G November 11, 2020
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Never going to be satisfied regardless of who is president. Very threatening lettet.
Nathan M. November 11, 2020
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"We want something (for nothing)." The motto of niggers across the country.
Sammi November 11, 2020
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She is such a racist. I want, I want, me me me syndrome. She needed to go to Africa to first find out if her ancestors were slaves or slave owners. Then go after your own black ppl and collect reparations from them, oh wait! They are ALL DEAD. Your ancestors sold slaves to caucasians in EU first then got around to USA later. Learn history so you wont end up looking ignorant.
LST November 11, 2020
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Nigger bitch, you deserve a big box of shit, that's all you get.
Paul L November 11, 2020
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Dear Kamala (cause we know who will be pres 46). This is our list of demands that will be required to be filled. Since you are a "sista" you know where we coming from. You know, reparations, and all that shit. Someone in your cabinet to watch over you people. Make sure you're real and all that. We'll take it to the streets if we have to. You got dat right?
CF

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