In an apparent reversal, one of the co-founders of the leftist Black Lives Matter movement, who had initially refused to endorse any presidential candidates, said in a recent interview with Elle magazine that she voted early for Hillary Clinton. “I voted early. I voted for Clinton, but I don’t support Clinton, said BLM co-founder Alicia Garza. “I’m not ‘with her’ and I don’t and won’t endorse her. I do not support Hillary Clinton, even as I recognize the difficult challenge we face regarding the need to halt Donald Trump. I respect the choices others feel they must make in this environment. I believe we must ask ourselves what it takes to make a candidate feel accountable to the concrete policy demands of a movement.”
Another leader in the movement, Baltimore City schools employee DeRay Mckesson, expressed similar views in a Washington Post opinion piece: “I am voting for Hillary Clinton. Make no mistake, I do not agree with Clinton on everything. For that matter, there are few people in the world with whom I agree on everything.”
In August, activist Marc Lamont Hill said on The Breakfast Club, a nationally syndicated radio show, “I wouldn’t vote for her. I’m voting for the Green Party. … They’re not going to win this election. But if the differences between the two candidates aren’t vast enough, then I would rather introduce a third candidate to build a movement.” Concerning his position on Clinton and Donald Trump, he said "I would rather have Trump be president for four years and build a real left-wing movement that can get us what we deserve as a people, than to let Hillary be president and we stay locked in the same space where we don't get what we want".
However, Erica Garner -- the daughter of Eric Garner, a man who died after suffering a choke-hold by a New York police officer in 2014 -- condemned Black Lives Matter in a tweet. She also slammed the Clinton campaign over discussions about her father that were revealed by WikiLeaks.
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