The White House wants to host a “listening session” with Black leaders. Some organizations which have not yet been asked have already said no, including the Derrick Johnson, President & CEO of the NAACP, Rev. Dr. William Barber of The Poor People’s Campaign, Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League.
April Ryan speaks with Rev. Al Sharpton, who will travel to Minneapolis to deliver the eulogy for George Floyd’s going home service.
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We have not received an invite from the @WhiteHouse and at this juncture we will not accept for the following:— NAACP (@NAACP) June 1, 2020
1. We will NOT be a photo opp!
2. Trump has yet to show ANY leadership in regards to addressing the issues of our communities.
3. We’d rather meet on Nov. 3rd https://t.co/PHSx27WlUT
Why does Trump want to meet w/ “black” leaders when black, white, Latino, Native & Asian are all standing against his polices? I have not been asked, nor has the #PoorPeoplesCampaign, but when people are in pain & dying, photo opps add insult to injury. https://t.co/tYbmTj0pT3— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) June 1, 2020