BLM Activists Really Don’t Like This Democrat Leak
Black Lives Matter activists denounced the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in a prepared statement Wednesday after leaked emails revealed a “placating” attitude toward the activist group.
The internal memo leaked by Guccifer 2.0 revealed the DCCC warned staffers to “be prepared” for BLM protests, and offered advice on how to respond to protests. “Be a partner and lead from behind,” the memo said, “BLM activists don’t want their movement co-opted by the Democratic Party. They are leary [sic] of politicians who hijack their message to win campaigns.”
DCCC counseled Democrats to listen to activists, but to do so in “personal or small group meetings.” “If approached by BLM activists, campaign staff should offer to meet with local activists,” the memo says. “Invited BLM attendees should be limited.”
Shortly after the release, Black Lives Matter issued a prepared statement to members of the press.
“We are disappointed at the DCCC’s placating response to our demand to value all Black life. Black communities deserve to be heard, not handled. People are dying.”