Atlanta’s Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday urged Americans to support leaders who support the Black Lives Matter movement — and rebuke those who are “using this pandemic to spread misinformation” and “interfere with voting.”
In a speech on the fourth night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Bottoms called Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris “people of honor.”
“There are those who are disgracefully using this pandemic to spread misinformation and interfere with voting, forcing many in 2020 to still risk their lives to exercise their sacred right to vote,” she said.
“So let’s stand up for our children, our children’s children, and for this great democracy that our ancestors worked to build, and let’s vote. And let’s organize to get others.”
She added, “We know how important it is that we elect real leaders, like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. People of honor and integrity, who hold justice close to their hearts and believe that the lives of my four black children matter.”
“Congressman (John) Lewis would not be silenced, and neither can we. We cannot wait for some other time, some other place, someother heroes. We must be the heroes of our generation,” she declared.
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