Black Lives Matter huddles with White House
The White House it seems held a private, quiet get-together with members of Black Lives Matter, a meeting that wrapped with key presidential adviser, Valerie Jarrett tweeting: Let’s do it again real soon.
BuzzFeed News reported a senior administration official confirmed the activists met with President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, deputy assistant for urban affairs Roy Austin and others employed in the administration on Wednesday. The Black Lives Matter group included Dream Defender’s Phil Agnew, Campaign Zero’s DeRay McKesson, Brittany Packnett and Johnetta Elzie, and Baltimore United for Change’s Jamye Wooten, the Hill reported.
And after the chat, McKesson tweeted: “The meeting w/ Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) re: #CampaignZero & other topics was candid & covered much ground.”
And Jarrett herself tweeted a message: “#deray #Nettaaaaaaaa Looking forward to continuing our dialogue to ensure everyone is safe.”