LOS ANGELES TIMES – Late last week, the Black to the Future Action Fund released its “Black mandate for the Biden-Harris administration” — also known as the Build Back Bolder plan.
This plan is being shepherded by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, Alicia Garza — a Californian who actually has some standing to speak to presidential administrations on behalf of Black people.
The plan’s other prominent backers include the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. William Barber II of the Poor People’s Campaign, as well as several of the activists who helped flip Georgia blue in the last election, including LaTosha Brown of Black Voters Matter, Nsé Ufot of the New Georgia Project and Deborah Scott of Georgia STAND UP.
Together, they held an online launch event for the Build Back Bolder plan on Friday. Garza said”
“America has consistently failed to deliver on its promise to Black communities,”
“But when we are focused, when we are organized, when we are determined, Black America has been successful in delivering on our promise to not rest until freedom comes. We pushed the Biden-Harris campaign to victory, not for them, but … for us because we can’t wait any longer.”
Brown added a few minutes later:
“We didn’t elect them because we like them or, you know, because they’re our friends. This is about power.”
Admittedly, much of the plan reads like a Christmas wish list to Black Santa.
Put cash directly into the hands of people — $2,000 a month until the economy recovers from the pandemic.
Cancel rent, mortgages and evictions, as well as bills for public utilities and internet access.
Eliminate zero-tolerance policies and ban the presence of police in schools.
Enact universal “family care social insurance policies” to ensure paid leave and access to affordable healthcare, including child care and long-term care.
Fully fund the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budgets for public housing and Section 8 vouchers … Click source below to read more.