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Black Lives Matter has signed onto a platform in time for the presidential election. Here's what it says

Black Lives Matter has signed onto a platform in time for the presidential election. Here's what it says

Days after the close of the Republican and Democratic conventions, Black Lives Matter-related groups on Monday endorsed a wide-ranging platform intended to influence political candidates before the November election.

It marks the first time that Black Lives Matter, better known for its widespread protests against police shootings of black Americans, has officially entered the national political fray in terms of policy. The group’s members have been criticized for being heavy on protest and light on policy.

The platform, which calls for “black...

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