Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, the who came to fame protesting in Ferguson laid out why he’s with her.
Mckesson quoted both Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress (who also would run for POTUS), and Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, while making his case for Team Clinton.
I voted my entire life, and I was still tear-gassed in the streets of St. Louis and Baltimore. I voted my entire life, and those votes did not convict the killers of Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray or Michael Brown.
But elections do have consequences.
The next president will continue to shape the trajectory of justice and landscape of opportunity in this country. She will be responsible for how trillions of dollars in federal funding are spent, decide how to ensure both liberty and security in an increasingly interconnected world and determine the path forward on health care and Social Security.
I am voting for Hillary Clinton.
Although he doesn’t agree with all of Clinton’s stances, he does believe she is a politician the Black Lives Matter movement will be able to work with.
He also noted that Trump calling to make America great again is akin to returning to the Jim Crow era.
Read Deray’s full op-ed right here.
You have made up your mind up about who you’re voting for by now, right?
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