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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, and co-chair of the the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. His books include: "The Third Reconstruction: How A Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear" (2016), "Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing" (2018) and "We Are Called to Be a Movement" (2020). Follow him on Twitter @RevDrBarber.

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One Million American Covid-19 Deaths Is a Searing Indictment of Poverty and Policy Choices

Politicians catering to the extremely wealthy at the expense of the 140 million Americans who are poor or low-income is precisely what made the pandemic so deadly.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


Poverty: The Pre-Condition Underlying Covid-19 Mortality

If the nation had paid attention to the widespread poverty that preceded the pandemic, thousands of deaths might have been prevented.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


This Vote That I Have...

We must come together as a coalition powerful enough to end and overcome the suppression and organize the resurrection of fusion politics in the South.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


Means Testing Will Ruin the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Restrictive means tests keep Americans poor, sick, hungry, and homeless. It's time to debunk the tired old lies they're based on.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


9/11 at 20: Our Moral Obligation After Two Decades of War

First, Washington needs to stop killing people. Next, we have to challenge our nation's assumptions and priorities.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


Juneteenth and Filibuster Fuel Fight for Democracy That Works for Everyone

Some U.S. lawmakers are all too willing to sign off on another holiday, especially if they can use it as cover while actively working to suppress voting rights, block living wages and reparations, fight against healthcare, and more.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis ·


We Must Reclaim Voting Rights as a Moral Imperative

Our deepest moral and constitutional traditions point us toward the possibility of a more perfect union when we respect the basic democratic principle of one person, one vote.

Bernice A. King ·


Austerity as Fake News: It Is Time to Bury Myth That a Race to the Bottom Will Get Us to the Top

To honor Black history, now is the moment to remind people about the power of government action, especially but not exclusively during moments of crisis.

Lee Saunders ·

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