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Black Lives Matter Grassroots

Black Lives Matter Grassroots is an organization affiliated with the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. It functions as an assembly of official Black Lives Matter chapters “focused on local, grassroots level work.”[1] For its 2020 Impact Report, Black Lives Matter Grassroots gathered reports from five chapters, though it anticipated “dozens more” in future years as additional chapters are integrated into its official network.[2]

In December 2020, Politico reported that “[t]en local chapters are severing ties with the Black Lives Matter Global Network.”[3] These chapters had written an open letter alleging that “[t]he newly announced formation, BLM Grassroots, does not have the support of and was created without consultation with the vast majority of chapters.”[4]

References

  1. “2020 Impact Report.” Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. P. 4-5. Accessed March 8, 2021. Available at: https://blacklivesmatter.com/2020-impact-report/ ^
  2. “2020 Impact Report.” Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. P. 31. Accessed March 8, 2021. Available at: https://blacklivesmatter.com/2020-impact-report/ ^
  3. King, Maya. “Black Lives Matter Power Grab Sets Off Internal Revolt.” Politico. December 10, 2020. Available at: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/10/black-lives-matter-organization-biden-444097 ^
  4. “Statement From the Frontlines of BLM.” Accessed March 8, 2021. Available at: https://www.blmchapterstatement.com/ ^

Supported Movements

  1. Black Lives Matter
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