“Let’s do it,” Sanders tweeted, saying his staff would set up the meeting.
@deray Let's do it. We will PM you this week to arrange.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 17, 2015
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.