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Al Sharpton to Dems: No Point Appealing to ‘Archie Bunker’ Trump Voters – Breitbart News

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Reverend Al Sharpton thinks that in order to win elections, Democrats must stop trying to get the Archie Bunker vote and instead focus on maximizing the partys minority vote.

During a Friday afternoon MSNBC appearance, Sharpton railed against elected officials and consultants who want Democrats to try and become elephants with donkey skin on, emphasizing that it was pointless to appeal to Archie Bunker voters who support President Donald Trump. Sharpton insisted that these Archie Bunker voters will never cast their ballots for Democrats. He made his remarks a day after Republican Greg Gianforte won his special election for Montanas open House seat by six points even after he allegedly body-slammed a reporter the day before the election.

In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Sharpton said Hillary Clintons biggest mistake in 2016 was that she did not mobilize in the black community.

You lost Michigan, by what, 15,000, 20,000 votes? You couldve got that if you mobilized two housing projects or three churches, he told the left-wing outlet. Never touched them. So in many ways I think that the whole question of, Oh we gotta reach out to the Appalachian and the blue collar workers and stop the identity politics well, thats one strategy. But what Im saying is that you never worked your own base. You took your base for granted, so its not that you need to go another way, you didnt identify with those in identity politics, thats why you had the lowest turnout you had around blacks in a long time.

Sharpton said though Clinton came to his National Action Network convention, her campaign never engaged us in the campaign.

And I think thats where they did the wrong math in the Clinton campaign. They assumed that well go get all of this because everybody will stay here: young voters, black voters, Latino voters, like Obama, and it didnt happen, he said.

As Democrats plot their electoral strategies for 2018 and 2020, the party is split between those who want to double down on identity politics and those who think Democratsneed to appeal more to working-class white voters.

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Al Sharpton Pushes State Lawmakers to Renew Focus on Police … – KQED

The Rev. Al Sharpton met with California lawmakers on Tuesday and urged legislators to pick up their effort on police reforms, which civil rights leaders say have slipped this session.

Sharpton and local leaders of his National Action Network were at the Capitol to lobby in favor of AB 284, which would give local police and district attorneys the ability to ask the state attorney generals officeto investigate police shootings.

The group left a meeting with Assembly AppropriationsChairwoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) hopeful that the bill would clear her committees suspense file on Friday, which is the deadline for spending bills to advance to the floor.

It has become clear to us that local prosecutors are compromised in their investigations, said Sharpton. They depend on police unions to endorse their elections. And they depend on local police to do the investigations of crimes.

AB 284 has faced opposition from law enforcement groups who say the bill duplicatesexisting oversight.

The attorney general retains the authority to step in on any criminal prosecution when they think theres a problem, said Cory Salzillo of the California State Sheriffs Association at a hearing last month. There are other things the AG should be working on, rather than investigating these cases based on this notion of bias on the part of the district attorney.

Last legislative session, lawmakers pushed proposals to expedite the release of body-camera footage, and even open up officers personnel records. Civil rights leaders worry that this session, California lawmakers are losing momentum on policing reforms.

This is one of the issues that California must lead on, said the Rev. Shane Harris, president of the National Action Network San Diego. We are supposedly leading the nation in being progressive, yet still we are failing on a very big issue nationally that Democrats have vowed to take on.

In Connecticut, an individual outside of the local prosecutors office can be appointed to investigate an officers use of deadly force. And in Wisconsin, incidents in which an officer is involved with a civilians death must be investigated by anindependent review panel.

Two years ago, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), who authored AB 284, carried a more ambitious police reform proposal that would have required a special prosecutor to investigate any deadly officer-involved shooting in the state. That legislation died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

This new proposal, which received bipartisan support in committee, would bring in the attorney generals office to look intoa police shooting only upon request of a local agency.

Guy Marzorati is a producer for The California Report andKQED’s California Politics and Government Desk. Guy joined KQED in 2013. He grew up in New York and graduated from Santa Clara University. Email: GMarzorati@KQED.org

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Sharpton Hits Clinton for Ignoring Black Vote: ‘You Took Your Base for Granted’ – Washington Free Beacon

BY: Nick Bolger May 22, 2017 3:41 pm

A prominent figure in the civil rights movement believes Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election because she did not do enough to mobilize African American communities.

Reverend Al Sharpton explained his thoughtsduring an interview onBuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith’s podcast “NewsFeed with @BuzzFeedBen.”

“Her mistake was she did not mobilize in the black community,” Sharpton said. “Let me tell you why. You were there, we had one of the biggest gatherings of black ministers and all at the convention in Philadelphia. They’re all there, Marc Morial is there from the Urban League, the head of the NAACP is there. How do you not have Mrs. Clinton come by?”

Sharpton then explained that they invited Clinton and she declined to attend.

“These are the people that get your vote out, that’s your base. You lost Michigan by what, 15 to 20,000 votes? You could have got that if you mobilized two housing projects or three churches. Never touched them,” Sharpton said.

“You never worked your own base. You took your base for granted,” he later argued. “So, it’s not that you need to go another way, you didn’t identify with those in identity politics and that’s why you had the lowest turnout you had around blacks in a long time.”

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Al Sharpton explains why Hillary Clinton lost to Trump surprisingly, his explanation makes sense – TheBlaze.com

More than six months after Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in last years presidential election, people are still explaining why she lost. Political commentator Al Sharpton is the latest to give it a go.

Sharpton explained in a recent podcast with BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith that Clinton lost to Trump because she took her political base for granted and didnt work for the votes of grassroots progressives who awarded Barack Obama two successful presidential contests.

Clinton lost by very narrow margins in several key states Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin that paved Trumps path to victory.

But according to Sharpton, if Clinton would have worked to earn the vote and mobilize the black communities and other minority groups in those states, then she would likely be president today not Trump.

Her mistake was she did not mobilize in the black community, Sharpton told Smith.

Sharpton explained that during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last year, he invited Clinton to a gathering of black leaders, but she declined to attend a decision that Sharpton said led to her November loss.

We had one of the biggest gatherings of black ministers and all at the convention in Philadelphia. Right? Theyre all there, Marc Morial is there from the Urban League, the head of the NAACP is there, the civil rights activist said.

How do you not have Mrs. Clinton come by? he asked. These are the people that get your vote out thats your base. You lost Michigan by what, 15, 20,000 votes? You could have got that if you mobilized two housing projects or three churches.

But, Clinton never touched them, Sharpton said.

The MSNBC host went on to explain the two strategies that Clintons campaign could have employed in 2016: either reach out to Appalachia, blue-collar workers and stop identity politics or embrace the new Democratic Party that had twice elected Obama.

You took your base for granted, Sharpton said, adding that Clinton never identified with those in identity politics, which is why she had the lowest turnout among the black community in decades.

She would call me. She came to my convention. But they never engaged us in the campaign, Sharpton explained. How do you decide that those who were part of what helped President Obama. All of the sudden youre gonna flip the script and bring back your friends from the 90s whose Rolodex is outdated.

That, according to Sharpton, was Clintons fatal error, in that her campaign assumed that just because she was a Democrat she would win the black community by the same margin that Obama had in 2008 and 2012.

Indeed, Sharpton more than a year ago predicted that Clinton would need to earn black voters if she wanted to win the White House.

After meeting with then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in February 2016, Sharpton emphasized that he and Clinton would need to earn black voters with their policies and with effort, instead of assuming their catchphrases and political affiliation would do the trick.

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NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) & REV. AL SHARPTON ANNOUNCE THE HIRING Of FOUR SENIOR STAFF … – Afro American

New York, NY Following the recent annual national convention of National Action Network (NAN), President Rev. Al Sharpton announced that NAN has hired four seasoned professionals to join the national office The impetus for the four hires was initiated from NANs increased activity in the wake of a new Administration and the impact policies will have on the civil rights community and people of color.

With the continued addition of new NAN national chapters and field offices across the entire country, the requests for assistance from the organization has increased around criminal justice reform, police misconduct cases, voter suppression, immigration concerns, racism and hate crimes. There are currently over a hundred national NAN chapters.

The first new NAN hire is Blair Smith, a Special Project Advisor for NANs inaugural Financial and Pension Industry taskforce that was created during NANs convention to demand that public, private and labor pension fund companies do business with Black finance managers and contractors. These entities manage billions of dollars of minority monies and invest those funds with non-minority financial managers who in turn invest the money with white developers who gentrify and in some cases exploit our community. The taskforce will negotiate with them so that they have a percentage of investments and contracts with Black and minority managers who will guide some of those investments and jobs in the community of those people they are handling.

Blair has 15+ years of buy side experience in the capital markets arena, leading the creation of marketing strategy, plans and budgets that span industries, marketplace, customers and competition. Most recently, Blair was responsible for co-managing the $5.6 billion emerging manager investment portfolio, within the State of New York Common Retirement Fund. The program manages both traditional and alternative asset class strategies (real estate, private equity, public equity, hedge funds and opportunistic). As a Senior Investment Officer, he actively evaluated and conducted research for new investment vehicles/platforms and strategies that will strategically implement the long-term goals of the Emerging Manager portfolio. Blair has been a Financial Expert for News 12 Westchester (NY) and an adjunct lecturer with the School of Continuing Studies at NYU and Baruch College in New York City. He lectured in both Global Marketing and Executive Leadership.

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Two new hires have been made in the national office around Community Organizing and National Field Engagement. Organizers will travel to build a state by state strategic plan in the era of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among others, who are working to criminalize low-level offenses and set back criminal justice reform. Theo organizers will devise how to challenge state governments and legislators to have state prosecutors like New York State to deal with police shootings and to deal with commuting unfair long-term mandatory jail sentences. They will also organize state by state around voter suppression issues. These two millennials will work with NAN chapters, student groups and grassroots organizers.

Brandon Hicks holds a political science degree from North Carolina Central University and law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Mr. Hicks was born in Winston-Salem, NC and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brandons organizing experience has included organizing for college groups, national organizations, and grassroots community organizations. He has had the opportunity to organize diverse campaigns concerning ending police brutality, the removal of Confederate flags, and campaigns addressing Islamophobia. He believes the words of the theologian James Cone, God hates injustice and will not tolerate the humiliation of the outcasts. Organizing allows Brandon to serve God by helping to liberate the people God cares most about, the oppressed.

Isabel Zeitz- Moskin, is a Field and Community Organizer who is furthering her commitment to civil rights a passion of hers. Isabel comes to the National Action Network from an early career of organizing and social justice. Most recently, she served as a field organizer on the Hillary Clinton Campaign in rural Miami County, Ohio. There she developed a passion for voting rights and grassroots campaigning. Prior to this opportunity, she worked at Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), where she worked to activate communities of faith in the fight against climate change and environmental injustice.

Isabel graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN with a BA in Religion. Within the field of religion she focused on liberation and feminist theology and the philosophy of language in religious doctrine. Raised in New York in a Jewish home with leftist roots, she truly believes in the powerful intersection of religion and faith to combat injustice.

Finally, Rev. AL Sharpton has announced the hiring of James Fields as a Personal Assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton to travel with him and to work directly with Rev. Al Sharpton as a Communications Assistant reporting directly to Rachel Noerdlinger. He is a millennial that graduated with a degree in Communications from Corker College in South Carolina and he will assist with messaging NANs work on the road as he travels and works with Rev. Al Sharpton across the country

About the National Action Network (NAN)

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities forall people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

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NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) & REV. AL SHARPTON … – Afro American

New York, NY Following the recent annual national convention of National Action Network (NAN), President Rev. Al Sharpton announced that NAN has hired four seasoned professionals to join the national office The impetus for the four hires was initiated from NANs increased activity in the wake of a new Administration and the impact policies will have on the civil rights community and people of color.

With the continued addition of new NAN national chapters and field offices across the entire country, the requests for assistance from the organization has increased around criminal justice reform, police misconduct cases, voter suppression, immigration concerns, racism and hate crimes. There are currently over a hundred national NAN chapters.

The first new NAN hire is Blair Smith, a Special Project Advisor for NANs inaugural Financial and Pension Industry taskforce that was created during NANs convention to demand that public, private and labor pension fund companies do business with Black finance managers and contractors. These entities manage billions of dollars of minority monies and invest those funds with non-minority financial managers who in turn invest the money with white developers who gentrify and in some cases exploit our community. The taskforce will negotiate with them so that they have a percentage of investments and contracts with Black and minority managers who will guide some of those investments and jobs in the community of those people they are handling.

Blair has 15+ years of buy side experience in the capital markets arena, leading the creation of marketing strategy, plans and budgets that span industries, marketplace, customers and competition. Most recently, Blair was responsible for co-managing the $5.6 billion emerging manager investment portfolio, within the State of New York Common Retirement Fund. The program manages both traditional and alternative asset class strategies (real estate, private equity, public equity, hedge funds and opportunistic). As a Senior Investment Officer, he actively evaluated and conducted research for new investment vehicles/platforms and strategies that will strategically implement the long-term goals of the Emerging Manager portfolio. Blair has been a Financial Expert for News 12 Westchester (NY) and an adjunct lecturer with the School of Continuing Studies at NYU and Baruch College in New York City. He lectured in both Global Marketing and Executive Leadership.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING UNIT

Two new hires have been made in the national office around Community Organizing and National Field Engagement. Organizers will travel to build a state by state strategic plan in the era of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among others, who are working to criminalize low-level offenses and set back criminal justice reform. Theo organizers will devise how to challenge state governments and legislators to have state prosecutors like New York State to deal with police shootings and to deal with commuting unfair long-term mandatory jail sentences. They will also organize state by state around voter suppression issues. These two millennials will work with NAN chapters, student groups and grassroots organizers.

Brandon Hicks holds a political science degree from North Carolina Central University and law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Mr. Hicks was born in Winston-Salem, NC and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brandons organizing experience has included organizing for college groups, national organizations, and grassroots community organizations. He has had the opportunity to organize diverse campaigns concerning ending police brutality, the removal of Confederate flags, and campaigns addressing Islamophobia. He believes the words of the theologian James Cone, God hates injustice and will not tolerate the humiliation of the outcasts. Organizing allows Brandon to serve God by helping to liberate the people God cares most about, the oppressed.

Isabel Zeitz- Moskin, is a Field and Community Organizer who is furthering her commitment to civil rights a passion of hers. Isabel comes to the National Action Network from an early career of organizing and social justice. Most recently, she served as a field organizer on the Hillary Clinton Campaign in rural Miami County, Ohio. There she developed a passion for voting rights and grassroots campaigning. Prior to this opportunity, she worked at Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), where she worked to activate communities of faith in the fight against climate change and environmental injustice.

Isabel graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN with a BA in Religion. Within the field of religion she focused on liberation and feminist theology and the philosophy of language in religious doctrine. Raised in New York in a Jewish home with leftist roots, she truly believes in the powerful intersection of religion and faith to combat injustice.

Finally, Rev. AL Sharpton has announced the hiring of James Fields as a Personal Assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton to travel with him and to work directly with Rev. Al Sharpton as a Communications Assistant reporting directly to Rachel Noerdlinger. He is a millennial that graduated with a degree in Communications from Corker College in South Carolina and he will assist with messaging NANs work on the road as he travels and works with Rev. Al Sharpton across the country

About the National Action Network (NAN)

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities forall people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

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VIDEO: Fox News’ Jesse Waters Slams Al Sharpton Over This …

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Twenty-four years ago, Rev. Al Sharpton said something immensely sick about the police, and when rising star and political commentator Jesse Watters recently tried to confront the notorious race-baiter about his previously made statements, Sharptonof course started making excuses.

First he claimed that he never made the statement. Then he claimed that the Fox News correspondenthad simply misinterpreted him.

But unfortunately for Mr. Sharpton, there was no denying what happened.

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Like Watters himself said to the mans rat-like face, Facts are facts.

The facts are that Sharpton said some very disturbing things 24 years ago while delivering a speech at Kean College.

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I dont believe in marching!’ he yelled while recounting the words said by one of his opponents. I believe in offing the pigs! Well they got pigs out here! You aint offed one of them!

What I believe in, I do, he added. Do what you believe in.

Now obviously, Sharpton was not saying that he wanted to off any pigs. He was making the point that his opponents who talk about offing the pigs should back their words up with action.

And Watters felt that Sharpton should apologize for having made this devious recommendation, but Sharpton,course, disagreed:

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Would you like to apologize for that? Watters asked.

You dont have footage saying that, Sharpton first claimed. You had me where I said that a guy was talking about offing pigs, and I said, you aint gonna do nothing, and I mocked him.

Excuses, excuses, excuses. For a guy who claims to keep it real, Sharpton has about as many ties to reality as an insane asylum patient.

Nice try, Sharpton, but in a slightly modified version of your own words, Watters got you!

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Al Sharpton Tweets Tribute to the Late Roger Ailes – Townhall

Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailesdied Thursday at the age of 77. Rev. Al Sharpton, who appears frequently on cable news and once hosted a politics show on MSNBC,noted on Twitter that he and Ailesdid not agree on much ideologically, but he could not deny the impact Ailes has had on U.S. news.

I’ve known Roger Ailes for over 30 years. We’ve fought, debated and exchanged war stories. He had real passion and a master strategist for

what he believed. We didn’t agree on much and I protested him many times. However his impact on US Culture is undeniable. He is a study !

Other liberal media figures like Jehmu Greene, a former Fox News contributor, tweeted sweet messages.

My life changed the day I met Roger Ailes. Flaws and all, he believed in me when others didn’t. I am forever grateful. Rest in peace, Roger. pic.twitter.com/8c0czMZgSC

On the conservative side of things, Fox News hostSean Hannity issued a meaningfulstatement, noting Ailes'”endless enthusiasm, energy, wit, humor and raw instinctive intelligence will be greatly missed.”

Conservative radio hostLaura Ingrahamcredited Ailes with founding “one of the most important and successful media outlets in American history.” Shewill “miss his friendship dearly.”

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Al Sharpton Describes His Rocky Relationship with Trump on … – Vice – VICE


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Al Sharpton to Dems: No Point Appealing to ‘Archie Bunker’ Trump Voters – Breitbart News

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Reverend Al Sharpton thinks that in order to win elections, Democrats must stop trying to get the Archie Bunker vote and instead focus on maximizing the partys minority vote. During a Friday afternoon MSNBC appearance, Sharpton railed against elected officials and consultants who want Democrats to try and become elephants with donkey skin on, emphasizing that it was pointless to appeal to Archie Bunker voters who support President Donald Trump. Sharpton insisted that these Archie Bunker voters will never cast their ballots for Democrats. He made his remarks a day after Republican Greg Gianforte won his special election for Montanas open House seat by six points even after he allegedly body-slammed a reporter the day before the election. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Sharpton said Hillary Clintons biggest mistake in 2016 was that she did not mobilize in the black community. You lost Michigan, by what, 15,000, 20,000 votes? You couldve got that if you mobilized two housing projects or three churches, he told the left-wing outlet. Never touched them. So in many ways I think that the whole question of, Oh we gotta reach out to the Appalachian and the blue collar workers and stop the identity politics well, thats one strategy. But what Im saying is that you never worked your own base. You took your base for granted, so its not that you need to go another way, you didnt identify with those in identity politics, thats why you had the lowest turnout you had around blacks in a long time. Sharpton said though Clinton came to his National Action Network convention, her campaign never engaged us in the campaign. And I think thats where they did the wrong math in the Clinton campaign. They assumed that well go get all of this because everybody will stay here: young voters, black voters, Latino voters, like Obama, and it didnt happen, he said. As Democrats plot their electoral strategies for 2018 and 2020, the party is split between those who want to double down on identity politics and those who think Democratsneed to appeal more to working-class white voters.

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Al Sharpton Pushes State Lawmakers to Renew Focus on Police … – KQED

The Rev. Al Sharpton met with California lawmakers on Tuesday and urged legislators to pick up their effort on police reforms, which civil rights leaders say have slipped this session. Sharpton and local leaders of his National Action Network were at the Capitol to lobby in favor of AB 284, which would give local police and district attorneys the ability to ask the state attorney generals officeto investigate police shootings. The group left a meeting with Assembly AppropriationsChairwoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) hopeful that the bill would clear her committees suspense file on Friday, which is the deadline for spending bills to advance to the floor. It has become clear to us that local prosecutors are compromised in their investigations, said Sharpton. They depend on police unions to endorse their elections. And they depend on local police to do the investigations of crimes. AB 284 has faced opposition from law enforcement groups who say the bill duplicatesexisting oversight. The attorney general retains the authority to step in on any criminal prosecution when they think theres a problem, said Cory Salzillo of the California State Sheriffs Association at a hearing last month. There are other things the AG should be working on, rather than investigating these cases based on this notion of bias on the part of the district attorney. Last legislative session, lawmakers pushed proposals to expedite the release of body-camera footage, and even open up officers personnel records. Civil rights leaders worry that this session, California lawmakers are losing momentum on policing reforms. This is one of the issues that California must lead on, said the Rev. Shane Harris, president of the National Action Network San Diego. We are supposedly leading the nation in being progressive, yet still we are failing on a very big issue nationally that Democrats have vowed to take on. In Connecticut, an individual outside of the local prosecutors office can be appointed to investigate an officers use of deadly force. And in Wisconsin, incidents in which an officer is involved with a civilians death must be investigated by anindependent review panel. Two years ago, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), who authored AB 284, carried a more ambitious police reform proposal that would have required a special prosecutor to investigate any deadly officer-involved shooting in the state. That legislation died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. This new proposal, which received bipartisan support in committee, would bring in the attorney generals office to look intoa police shooting only upon request of a local agency. Guy Marzorati is a producer for The California Report andKQED’s California Politics and Government Desk. Guy joined KQED in 2013. He grew up in New York and graduated from Santa Clara University. Email: GMarzorati@KQED.org

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Sharpton Hits Clinton for Ignoring Black Vote: ‘You Took Your Base for Granted’ – Washington Free Beacon

BY: Nick Bolger May 22, 2017 3:41 pm A prominent figure in the civil rights movement believes Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election because she did not do enough to mobilize African American communities. Reverend Al Sharpton explained his thoughtsduring an interview onBuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith’s podcast “NewsFeed with @BuzzFeedBen.” “Her mistake was she did not mobilize in the black community,” Sharpton said. “Let me tell you why. You were there, we had one of the biggest gatherings of black ministers and all at the convention in Philadelphia. They’re all there, Marc Morial is there from the Urban League, the head of the NAACP is there. How do you not have Mrs. Clinton come by?” Sharpton then explained that they invited Clinton and she declined to attend. “These are the people that get your vote out, that’s your base. You lost Michigan by what, 15 to 20,000 votes? You could have got that if you mobilized two housing projects or three churches. Never touched them,” Sharpton said. “You never worked your own base. You took your base for granted,” he later argued. “So, it’s not that you need to go another way, you didn’t identify with those in identity politics and that’s why you had the lowest turnout you had around blacks in a long time.”

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Al Sharpton explains why Hillary Clinton lost to Trump surprisingly, his explanation makes sense – TheBlaze.com

More than six months after Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in last years presidential election, people are still explaining why she lost. Political commentator Al Sharpton is the latest to give it a go. Sharpton explained in a recent podcast with BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith that Clinton lost to Trump because she took her political base for granted and didnt work for the votes of grassroots progressives who awarded Barack Obama two successful presidential contests. Clinton lost by very narrow margins in several key states Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin that paved Trumps path to victory. But according to Sharpton, if Clinton would have worked to earn the vote and mobilize the black communities and other minority groups in those states, then she would likely be president today not Trump. Her mistake was she did not mobilize in the black community, Sharpton told Smith. Sharpton explained that during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last year, he invited Clinton to a gathering of black leaders, but she declined to attend a decision that Sharpton said led to her November loss. We had one of the biggest gatherings of black ministers and all at the convention in Philadelphia. Right? Theyre all there, Marc Morial is there from the Urban League, the head of the NAACP is there, the civil rights activist said. How do you not have Mrs. Clinton come by? he asked. These are the people that get your vote out thats your base. You lost Michigan by what, 15, 20,000 votes? You could have got that if you mobilized two housing projects or three churches. But, Clinton never touched them, Sharpton said. The MSNBC host went on to explain the two strategies that Clintons campaign could have employed in 2016: either reach out to Appalachia, blue-collar workers and stop identity politics or embrace the new Democratic Party that had twice elected Obama. You took your base for granted, Sharpton said, adding that Clinton never identified with those in identity politics, which is why she had the lowest turnout among the black community in decades. She would call me. She came to my convention. But they never engaged us in the campaign, Sharpton explained. How do you decide that those who were part of what helped President Obama. All of the sudden youre gonna flip the script and bring back your friends from the 90s whose Rolodex is outdated. That, according to Sharpton, was Clintons fatal error, in that her campaign assumed that just because she was a Democrat she would win the black community by the same margin that Obama had in 2008 and 2012. Indeed, Sharpton more than a year ago predicted that Clinton would need to earn black voters if she wanted to win the White House. After meeting with then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in February 2016, Sharpton emphasized that he and Clinton would need to earn black voters with their policies and with effort, instead of assuming their catchphrases and political affiliation would do the trick.

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NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) & REV. AL SHARPTON ANNOUNCE THE HIRING Of FOUR SENIOR STAFF … – Afro American

New York, NY Following the recent annual national convention of National Action Network (NAN), President Rev. Al Sharpton announced that NAN has hired four seasoned professionals to join the national office The impetus for the four hires was initiated from NANs increased activity in the wake of a new Administration and the impact policies will have on the civil rights community and people of color. With the continued addition of new NAN national chapters and field offices across the entire country, the requests for assistance from the organization has increased around criminal justice reform, police misconduct cases, voter suppression, immigration concerns, racism and hate crimes. There are currently over a hundred national NAN chapters. The first new NAN hire is Blair Smith, a Special Project Advisor for NANs inaugural Financial and Pension Industry taskforce that was created during NANs convention to demand that public, private and labor pension fund companies do business with Black finance managers and contractors. These entities manage billions of dollars of minority monies and invest those funds with non-minority financial managers who in turn invest the money with white developers who gentrify and in some cases exploit our community. The taskforce will negotiate with them so that they have a percentage of investments and contracts with Black and minority managers who will guide some of those investments and jobs in the community of those people they are handling. Blair has 15+ years of buy side experience in the capital markets arena, leading the creation of marketing strategy, plans and budgets that span industries, marketplace, customers and competition. Most recently, Blair was responsible for co-managing the $5.6 billion emerging manager investment portfolio, within the State of New York Common Retirement Fund. The program manages both traditional and alternative asset class strategies (real estate, private equity, public equity, hedge funds and opportunistic). As a Senior Investment Officer, he actively evaluated and conducted research for new investment vehicles/platforms and strategies that will strategically implement the long-term goals of the Emerging Manager portfolio. Blair has been a Financial Expert for News 12 Westchester (NY) and an adjunct lecturer with the School of Continuing Studies at NYU and Baruch College in New York City. He lectured in both Global Marketing and Executive Leadership. COMMUNITY ORGANIZING UNIT Two new hires have been made in the national office around Community Organizing and National Field Engagement. Organizers will travel to build a state by state strategic plan in the era of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among others, who are working to criminalize low-level offenses and set back criminal justice reform. Theo organizers will devise how to challenge state governments and legislators to have state prosecutors like New York State to deal with police shootings and to deal with commuting unfair long-term mandatory jail sentences. They will also organize state by state around voter suppression issues. These two millennials will work with NAN chapters, student groups and grassroots organizers. Brandon Hicks holds a political science degree from North Carolina Central University and law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Mr. Hicks was born in Winston-Salem, NC and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brandons organizing experience has included organizing for college groups, national organizations, and grassroots community organizations. He has had the opportunity to organize diverse campaigns concerning ending police brutality, the removal of Confederate flags, and campaigns addressing Islamophobia. He believes the words of the theologian James Cone, God hates injustice and will not tolerate the humiliation of the outcasts. Organizing allows Brandon to serve God by helping to liberate the people God cares most about, the oppressed. Isabel Zeitz- Moskin, is a Field and Community Organizer who is furthering her commitment to civil rights a passion of hers. Isabel comes to the National Action Network from an early career of organizing and social justice. Most recently, she served as a field organizer on the Hillary Clinton Campaign in rural Miami County, Ohio. There she developed a passion for voting rights and grassroots campaigning. Prior to this opportunity, she worked at Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), where she worked to activate communities of faith in the fight against climate change and environmental injustice. Isabel graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN with a BA in Religion. Within the field of religion she focused on liberation and feminist theology and the philosophy of language in religious doctrine. Raised in New York in a Jewish home with leftist roots, she truly believes in the powerful intersection of religion and faith to combat injustice. Finally, Rev. AL Sharpton has announced the hiring of James Fields as a Personal Assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton to travel with him and to work directly with Rev. Al Sharpton as a Communications Assistant reporting directly to Rachel Noerdlinger. He is a millennial that graduated with a degree in Communications from Corker College in South Carolina and he will assist with messaging NANs work on the road as he travels and works with Rev. Al Sharpton across the country About the National Action Network (NAN) National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities forall people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

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NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) & REV. AL SHARPTON … – Afro American

New York, NY Following the recent annual national convention of National Action Network (NAN), President Rev. Al Sharpton announced that NAN has hired four seasoned professionals to join the national office The impetus for the four hires was initiated from NANs increased activity in the wake of a new Administration and the impact policies will have on the civil rights community and people of color. With the continued addition of new NAN national chapters and field offices across the entire country, the requests for assistance from the organization has increased around criminal justice reform, police misconduct cases, voter suppression, immigration concerns, racism and hate crimes. There are currently over a hundred national NAN chapters. The first new NAN hire is Blair Smith, a Special Project Advisor for NANs inaugural Financial and Pension Industry taskforce that was created during NANs convention to demand that public, private and labor pension fund companies do business with Black finance managers and contractors. These entities manage billions of dollars of minority monies and invest those funds with non-minority financial managers who in turn invest the money with white developers who gentrify and in some cases exploit our community. The taskforce will negotiate with them so that they have a percentage of investments and contracts with Black and minority managers who will guide some of those investments and jobs in the community of those people they are handling. Blair has 15+ years of buy side experience in the capital markets arena, leading the creation of marketing strategy, plans and budgets that span industries, marketplace, customers and competition. Most recently, Blair was responsible for co-managing the $5.6 billion emerging manager investment portfolio, within the State of New York Common Retirement Fund. The program manages both traditional and alternative asset class strategies (real estate, private equity, public equity, hedge funds and opportunistic). As a Senior Investment Officer, he actively evaluated and conducted research for new investment vehicles/platforms and strategies that will strategically implement the long-term goals of the Emerging Manager portfolio. Blair has been a Financial Expert for News 12 Westchester (NY) and an adjunct lecturer with the School of Continuing Studies at NYU and Baruch College in New York City. He lectured in both Global Marketing and Executive Leadership. COMMUNITY ORGANIZING UNIT Two new hires have been made in the national office around Community Organizing and National Field Engagement. Organizers will travel to build a state by state strategic plan in the era of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among others, who are working to criminalize low-level offenses and set back criminal justice reform. Theo organizers will devise how to challenge state governments and legislators to have state prosecutors like New York State to deal with police shootings and to deal with commuting unfair long-term mandatory jail sentences. They will also organize state by state around voter suppression issues. These two millennials will work with NAN chapters, student groups and grassroots organizers. Brandon Hicks holds a political science degree from North Carolina Central University and law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Mr. Hicks was born in Winston-Salem, NC and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brandons organizing experience has included organizing for college groups, national organizations, and grassroots community organizations. He has had the opportunity to organize diverse campaigns concerning ending police brutality, the removal of Confederate flags, and campaigns addressing Islamophobia. He believes the words of the theologian James Cone, God hates injustice and will not tolerate the humiliation of the outcasts. Organizing allows Brandon to serve God by helping to liberate the people God cares most about, the oppressed. Isabel Zeitz- Moskin, is a Field and Community Organizer who is furthering her commitment to civil rights a passion of hers. Isabel comes to the National Action Network from an early career of organizing and social justice. Most recently, she served as a field organizer on the Hillary Clinton Campaign in rural Miami County, Ohio. There she developed a passion for voting rights and grassroots campaigning. Prior to this opportunity, she worked at Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), where she worked to activate communities of faith in the fight against climate change and environmental injustice. Isabel graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN with a BA in Religion. Within the field of religion she focused on liberation and feminist theology and the philosophy of language in religious doctrine. Raised in New York in a Jewish home with leftist roots, she truly believes in the powerful intersection of religion and faith to combat injustice. Finally, Rev. AL Sharpton has announced the hiring of James Fields as a Personal Assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton to travel with him and to work directly with Rev. Al Sharpton as a Communications Assistant reporting directly to Rachel Noerdlinger. He is a millennial that graduated with a degree in Communications from Corker College in South Carolina and he will assist with messaging NANs work on the road as he travels and works with Rev. Al Sharpton across the country About the National Action Network (NAN) National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities forall people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

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VIDEO: Fox News’ Jesse Waters Slams Al Sharpton Over This …

Advertisement – story continues below Twenty-four years ago, Rev. Al Sharpton said something immensely sick about the police, and when rising star and political commentator Jesse Watters recently tried to confront the notorious race-baiter about his previously made statements, Sharptonof course started making excuses. First he claimed that he never made the statement. Then he claimed that the Fox News correspondenthad simply misinterpreted him. But unfortunately for Mr. Sharpton, there was no denying what happened. Advertisement – story continues below Like Watters himself said to the mans rat-like face, Facts are facts. The facts are that Sharpton said some very disturbing things 24 years ago while delivering a speech at Kean College. Advertisement – story continues below I dont believe in marching!’ he yelled while recounting the words said by one of his opponents. I believe in offing the pigs! Well they got pigs out here! You aint offed one of them! What I believe in, I do, he added. Do what you believe in. Now obviously, Sharpton was not saying that he wanted to off any pigs. He was making the point that his opponents who talk about offing the pigs should back their words up with action. And Watters felt that Sharpton should apologize for having made this devious recommendation, but Sharpton,course, disagreed: Advertisement – story continues below Would you like to apologize for that? Watters asked. You dont have footage saying that, Sharpton first claimed. You had me where I said that a guy was talking about offing pigs, and I said, you aint gonna do nothing, and I mocked him. Excuses, excuses, excuses. For a guy who claims to keep it real, Sharpton has about as many ties to reality as an insane asylum patient. Nice try, Sharpton, but in a slightly modified version of your own words, Watters got you! Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about Jesse Watters slamming Al Sharpton for all his lies and bull! Will Sharpton EVER own up to ANYTHING!? Scroll down to comment below! Suggest a correction

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Al Sharpton Tweets Tribute to the Late Roger Ailes – Townhall

Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailesdied Thursday at the age of 77. Rev. Al Sharpton, who appears frequently on cable news and once hosted a politics show on MSNBC,noted on Twitter that he and Ailesdid not agree on much ideologically, but he could not deny the impact Ailes has had on U.S. news. I’ve known Roger Ailes for over 30 years. We’ve fought, debated and exchanged war stories. He had real passion and a master strategist for what he believed. We didn’t agree on much and I protested him many times. However his impact on US Culture is undeniable. He is a study ! Other liberal media figures like Jehmu Greene, a former Fox News contributor, tweeted sweet messages. My life changed the day I met Roger Ailes. Flaws and all, he believed in me when others didn’t. I am forever grateful. Rest in peace, Roger. pic.twitter.com/8c0czMZgSC On the conservative side of things, Fox News hostSean Hannity issued a meaningfulstatement, noting Ailes'”endless enthusiasm, energy, wit, humor and raw instinctive intelligence will be greatly missed.” Conservative radio hostLaura Ingrahamcredited Ailes with founding “one of the most important and successful media outlets in American history.” Shewill “miss his friendship dearly.” This post has been updated. Rosenstein: Comey Routinely ‘Usurped’ the DOJ This Video of Comey’s Recent Testimony Doesn’t Vindicate Trump, But It Complicates Liberals’ Narrative

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Al Sharpton Describes His Rocky Relationship with Trump on … – Vice – VICE

VICE Al Sharpton Describes His Rocky Relationship with Trump on … – Vice VICE The MSNBC host and civil rights activist stopped by the VICELAND show to talk about Barack Obama, James Brown, and FOX News. Sharpton: My Friendship With Trump Ended Over the Birther … Washington Free Beacon all 2 news articles »

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