Trump has tried to make "Black Lives Matter" a partisan issue. A federal agency says it's not.

Source: POLITICO - View Original Article
Published: Jul 17, 2020
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85% Liberal


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 85% Liberal:

  • 1 positive sentiment for Planned Parenthood
  • 1 negative sentiment for Taxes


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96% "For example, employees may not use President Trump's campaign slogan, 'Make America Great"
93% "To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try."
90% "The agency described Black Lives Matter as an umbrella term for a constellation of ideas, objectives, and groups, and said the most prominent organization under that umbrella, the Black Lives Matter Global Network, is a chapter-based group whose goals include eradicating white supremacy."
87% "Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won't let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York's greatest street, he mused."
78% "Again,' in their email signatures while President Trump is a candidate for reelection."
75% "In furtherance of these goals it organizes programs around black arts and culture, protests to achieve policy change, and provides toolkits and other resources for discussing and responding to racism, OSC said."
67% "The #BlackLivesMatter movement is more than words, and it can't be undone."
56% "But BLM terminology is issue-based, not a campaign slogan."
55% "Two-thirds of American adults now support the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a June Pew Research Center survey, including 6 in 10 white Americans."
50% "The Hatch Act generally prohibits employees from using or displaying political party and partisan campaign slogans, OSC said."
-55% "In a pair of July 1 tweets, Trump said New York City's move to cut its police department budget by a billion dollars and paint Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue was denigrating this luxury Avenue and antagonizing New York's Finest."
-68% "Therefore, using BLM terminology, without more, is not political activity. ..."
-70% "The agency, however, cited workplace use of Trump's campaign slogan as a direct violation of it."
-71% "OSC determined that the Hatch Act generally allows employees to participate in BLM-related activity at work."
-84% "The Hatch Act doesn't prohibit issue-based advocacy."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

96% : "For example, employees may not use President Trump's campaign slogan, 'Make America Great
93% : To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try.
92% : @NYC_DOT has already fixed it," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.
90% : The agency described Black Lives Matter as "an umbrella term for a constellation of ideas, objectives, and groups," and said the most prominent organization under that umbrella, the Black Lives Matter Global Network, is a chapter-based group whose goals include eradicating white supremacy.
88% : "Like any number of prominent politically active organizations -- such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood -- BLMGN is popularly associated more frequently with one political party versus another," OSC said.
87% : "Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won't let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York's greatest street," he mused.
86% : The agency noted that Black Lives Matter Global Network representatives met with Republican and Democratic candidates in 2016 but didn't endorse, and that its focus this election cycle has been on voter registration and education about issues like racial injustice, police brutality, education, health care and the environment.
85% : "BLM is a 'hot-button' issue and both politically and culturally salient," OSC said in a memo.
83% : Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day, sparking a wave of protests against systemic racism and police brutality across the globe.
78% : Again,' in their email signatures while President Trump is a candidate for reelection."
75% : "In furtherance of these goals it organizes programs around black arts and culture, protests to achieve policy change, and provides toolkits and other resources for discussing and responding to racism," OSC said.
67% : But combining that with any political activity involving the success or failure of a party, candidate or partisan political group is still prohibited.
67% : "The #BlackLivesMatter movement is more than words, and it can't be undone."
56% : "But BLM terminology is issue-based, not a campaign slogan.
55% : [A]nd employees are not prohibited from wearing or displaying BLMGN paraphernalia in the workplace."
55% : In the guidance issued late last week and reissued again this week, OSC said "numerous" federal employees had asked in the wake of George Floyd's killing whether supporting BLM while on the job would raise concerns about the Hatch Act.
55% : Two-thirds of American adults now support the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a June Pew Research Center survey, including 6 in 10 white Americans.
52% : "But that does not make it a 'partisan political group' for purposes of the Hatch Act.
51% : The mural was painted last week and restored this week after it was vandalized with red paint on Monday. "
50% : "The Hatch Act generally prohibits employees from using or displaying political party and partisan campaign slogans," OSC said.
45% : In a pair of July 1 tweets, Trump said New York City's move to cut its police department budget by a billion dollars and paint "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue was "denigrating this luxury Avenue" and antagonizing "New York's Finest.
43% : The agency acknowledged a distinction between campaign slogans and phrases related to issues -- even those that are "politically charged" -- citing the conservative Tea Party movement that rose during President Barack Obama's administration in response to his policies on taxes and spending.
43% : Considering that BLMGN is overwhelmingly focused on policy issues, not on promoting or opposing political parties or candidates for partisan political office, it is not a partisan political group at this time.
32% : Therefore, using BLM terminology, without more, is not political activity. ...
31% : Black Lives Matter, a leaderless movement born out of George Zimmerman's acquittal after the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2013, has quickly grown in popularity since the world saw an officer pin his knee on Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds without any fellow officers nearby intervening.
30% : The agency, however, cited workplace use of Trump's campaign slogan as a direct violation of it.
29% : OSC determined that the Hatch Act "generally" allows employees to participate in BLM-related activity at work.
28% : "BLMGN has not previously been involved in partisan political activity.
16% : The Hatch Act doesn't prohibit issue-based advocacy.
15% : "Spend this money fighting crime instead!"

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