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August 4, 2016

FYI: Pledge for We Are the Movement for Black Lives

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:26 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 11:26 AM
Subject: FYI: Pledge for We Are the Movement for Black Lives

Historic BLM platform was launched this week.

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Click here to Take the Pledge: We Are the Movement for Black Lives
“We want an end to the war being waged on Black people, in all its forms.”

Click here to read Full Platform
“We demand that the government repair the harms that have been done to Black communities in the form of reparations and targeted long-term investments. We also demand a defunding of the systems and institutions that criminalize and cage us. This document articulates our vision of a fundamentally different world.”

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Related:

Amid City Hall Protests, NYPD Chief Bill Bratton Resigns, But “Broken Windows” Continues Nationwide (DemocracyNow!)
“Bratton resigned just one day after hundreds of activists gathered outside New York City Hall demanding the defunding of the New York Police Department and his firing. Protests against William Bratton have been escalating ever since the police killing of Eric Garner two years ago. We speak to Trinity College professor Christina Heatherton, Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Nabil Hassein of Millions March NYC.”

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