Leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement plan to push the incoming Biden administration to immediately end cash bail and grant amnesty to any protesters targeted by the National Guard under President Trump, according to a report.
But first, the leaders told Politico, they plan to showcase their electoral reach by barnstorming the state of Georgia to get out the vote ahead of the two Senate run-offs in January, which will decide which party holds the upper house of Congress.
“The ballot is actually an essential tool to our movement. We are both marching and protesting. And we are going to the voting booth. Those are multiple tools in our toolbox to change our system,” Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, told the outlet.
While Black Lives Matter is known as a protest movement to combat racial injustice, the effort has gained steam over the past few years, culminating in a summer of protests against