[Ed. – Wait, is this one of those things where he’s going to have to answer a real question or deal with supporters demanding payback? Those are the things he hates most about being president. (Being called ‘president-elect’ is his favorite so far.)]
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors on Friday penned an op-ed in Teen Vogue calling for the next president to back the BREATHE Act, something she calls “modern-day civil rights legislation.” Of course, the major backers behind the legislation are Squad members Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
Specifically, Cullors says there needs to be “holistic treatment” for things like drug dependency and mental health issues and an end to the cash bail system “that punishes people for being poor.” The BLM leader takes issue with mandatory minimums and “over-policing.”
“The BREATHE Act is a legislative love letter to Black people,” she wrote of the legislation that has yet to be introduced in Congress.
Here’s what she said the legislation does:
It starts by divesting federal resources from vehicles of harm and punishment like policing and incarceration.