by Penka Arsova
The Black Lives Matter organization sent a letter to Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), saying the group “want[s] something” for the role it played in their presumed election victory.
The letter to Biden and Harris was signed by Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter organization. It also said that she penned the letter on behalf of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. Cullors asserted that black people helped Biden win the presidential election against President Trump and that the organization expects Biden and Harris to do something in return.
“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,” the letter says.
“Without the resounding support of Black people, we would be saddled with a very different electoral outcome. In short, Black people won this election. Alongside Black-led organizations around the nation, Black Lives Matter invested heavily in this election. ‘Vote and Organize’ became our motto, and our electoral justice efforts reached more than 60 million voters. We want something for our vote.”