by The Grio
It turns out Bernie Sanders met with Sandra Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, and we never would have known about it if Rev. Hannah Bonner hadn’t blogged about the experience afterward.
Bonner and Reed-Veal were eating at Union Station in Washington when they ran into Sanders and invited him to sit with them. He agreed, and they began to chat.
“What happened to your daughter is inexcusable,” he told Bland’s mother. “We are broken, and this has exposed us.” He promised to continue to #SayHerName and even to mention her name at the upcoming CNN Democratic debate (and he did so).
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