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:
 
Sandra Bland
Michael Brown
Rekia Boyd
Kindra Chapman
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton
Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr.
John Crawford III 
Jordan Davis 
Ezell Ford
Freddie Gray
Eric Garner
Oscar Grant III
Akai Gurley
Dontre Hamilton
Cynthia Hurd
Susie Jackson
Aiyana Jones
Ethel Lance
Trayvon Martin
Renisha McBride
Depayne Middleton-Doctor
Clementa Pinckney
Tamir Rice
Tony Robinson
Timothy Russell
Tywanza Sanders
Walter Scott 
Daniel Simmons, Sr.
Myra Thompson
Cameron Tillman
Malissa Williams ...and too many more."
 
 
--
Neil Sroka
Communications Director, Democracy for America
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