Joint statement of DFA and PCCC following Netroots Nation #BlackLivesMatter action
JOINT STATEMENT OF DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA & THE PROGRESSIVE CHANGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE FOLLOWING NETROOTS NATION PRESIDENTIAL FORUM #BlackLivesMatter ACTION:
"Black lives matter and we stand in solidarity with every single organizer and activist who stood up and demanded that presidential candidates challenge power and respond to the crushing consequences of structural racism.
"Our country needs a president who is committed to progressive policies and is willing to challenge power -- from deep-seated racism in America to corporate interests that rig the game against working people.
"But more important than any statement we might make today are the names of the people who have been killed by a powerful, racist system that we must take on together, like:
Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr.
John Crawford III
Oscar Grant III
Daniel Simmons, Sr.
Malissa Williams ...and too many more."
Communications Director, Democracy for America