The Democratic National Committee is expected on Friday to adopt a resolution expressing its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, a DNC official said.
The resolution, the language of which was made available to BuzzFeed News, will be voted on by the full body during the general session on Friday at the DNC's summer meetings in Minneapolis.
The draft of the resolution mentions by name Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza, the founders of the Black Lives Matter organization. They are from "a generation of young African-Americans who feel totally dismissed and unheard as they are crushed between unlawful street violence and unjust police violence," the draft reads.
The DNC said it resolves "that the DNC joins with Americans across the country in affirming 'Black lives matter' and the 'say her name' efforts to make visible the pain of our fellow and sister Americans as they condemn extrajudicial killings of unarmed African-American men, women, and children."
Darren Sands is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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