Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has requested a meeting with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to discuss the organization's agenda, which includes police reform and defunding or abolition of law enforcement agencies.
In a letter sent to the 2020 Democratic running mates over the weekend, the anti-police activist highlighted the electoral power that came with her movement’s backing.
“We want something for our vote. We are requesting a meeting with you both to discuss the expectations that we have for your administration and the commitments that must be made to Black people,” she wrote in the letter, the New York Post reports.
“We want to be heard and our agenda to be prioritized. We issue these expectations not just because Black people are the most consistent and reliable voters for Democrats, but also because Black people are truly living in crisis in a nation that was built on our subjugation,” she began before arguing that the US’ efforts toward improving circumstances had been insufficient.