“Both the Democratic and Republican National Committees have agreed to give their blessing to a presidential town hall set up by activists in the Black Lives Matter movement. But organizers within the network have said that gesture isn’t enough. They want the parties to devote one of their official — and more high-profile — debates to racial justice issues.”
On October 22, 2015, Aleidra Allen was featured on a HuffPost Live segment. She shared perspectives on the discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement during presidential debates, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) promoting a Black Lives Matter town hall meeting, and the recent burning of churches in St. Louis, MO. Check it out below (Aleidra speaks at minutes 6:41, 14:27, and 20:37)!
From HuffPost Live website: With the Democratic National Committee agreeing to promote a presidential town hall hosted by the Black Lives Matter movement, we discuss how candidates should approach the social justice campaign and how much it will affect the upcoming election.
Julia Craven@CurlyCrayy (Washington, DC) HuffPost Politics Reporter
Elle Hearns@SoulFreeDreams (New York , NY) Central Region Coordinator, GetEQUAL; Strategic Partner, Black Lives Matter
Aleidra Allen@klassy_lei (St. Louis , MO) Student Involvement Center, Saint Louis University
Martese Johnson @martesejohnson_ (Charlottesville, VA) Activist