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Tillis calls on Democrats to condemn campaign group's anti-police message

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) on Tuesday called on his Democratic colleagues to speak out against an anti-police campaign by a major left-leaning fundraising group. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on law enforcement safety, Tillis pointed to the 13.12 Run For Justice campaign from ActBlue, a fundraising platform for liberal and progressive candidates. According to the campaign page, 1312 refers to the letters ACAB, or "All Cops Are Bastards," and encourages people to run 13.12 miles and donate money for every mile run to Black Lives Matter in support of its "mission of dismantling white supremacy and funding the police." "They didn't say some of them. They didn't say most of them. They said all of them," Tillis said. "And so we have to recognize this is a cancer. This has to stop." "Somebody that knows ActBlue needs to know this is not helpful, and for the Democrats who genuinely believe this is not a good strategy, they have to stand up and stand against this," Tillis added. A spokesperson for ActBlue declined to comment on Tillis' remarks, directing The Hill to a description of the organization on its website. "Each group raises its own contributions and only uses ActBlue to process and receive them," ActBlue explains on its website. "We do not send emails or texts or fundraise on their behalf." The ActBlue page for the 1312 campaign says 23 individuals have raised more than $1,000 toward a $1,312 goal, with contributions going to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. "Demand justice for #GeorgeFloyd and #BreonnaTaylor and the countless others murdered by cops," it says. "Demand that our tax dollars stop funding police brutality and systemic racism." Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who chairs the Judiciar

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