Prison Abolitionists Work to ‘Secure the Senate’ in Georgia

A group of far-left activists working to end federal funding for police and "close all federal prisons" is pledging to spend big in Georgia in an effort to "secure the Senate."

Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors launched BLM PAC in October in order to "ensure there are candidates in office that manifest the demands from the streets for the liberation of Black and brown communities." Cullors requested financial support for the super PAC in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, promising to invest in a "strong digital and grassroots strategy in the Georgia runoff election" as part of the group's bid to "secure the Senate."

In the same interview, Cullors touted her pressure campaign on the incoming Biden administration to pass the BREATHE Act in its first 100 days in office. The legislation, which is backed by ultra-progressive "Squad" members Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), aims to close all federal prisons, end federal funding for police hiring, abolish ICE and the DEA, and end life sentences and mandatory minimums.
Protests by Phil Roeder is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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