Sanders to meet with Black Lives Matter activist
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic MORE tweeted Monday that he would meet with prominent Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson to discuss his racial justice platform.

“Let’s do it,” Sanders tweeted, saying his staff would set up the meeting.

Sanders’s campaign has previously expressed interest in setting up a face-to-face meeting with Black Lives Matter activists.

“I apologize it took our campaign so long to officially reach out,” Sanders’s African-American outreach director, Marcus Ferrell, said in an email to a group of activists obtained by Buzzfeed Saturday.

“We wanted to let you know that we hear you, we want to do a better job speaking out on the issues, and as a sitting U.S. Senator, possibly introducing legislation and making a constitutional change,” Ferrell said in the email.

Sanders said on “Meet the Press” Sunday that the message had been sent without his knowledge.

Black Lives Matter protestors shut down a Bernie Sanders rally earlier this month in Seattle.