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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is national president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach. 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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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 ·


The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage Is a Fight for Racial Justice

Democrats need to stop playing games and use their majorities to pass a $15 minimum wage right now—we can't wait any longer.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


The Success of the Biden-Harris Administration Will Depend on Its Ability to Work With the People for Whom the System Has Not Been Working

We cannot build back as a nation without confessing the ways we were uniquely unprepared for the multiple crises we continue to face. 

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


Law Student's Arrest 62-Years Ago Helped Inspire Youth-Led Movements for Social Change

Bruce Carver Boynton (1937—2020) exemplified the power of a young person to take a principled stand on behalf of human dignity.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


Woe to You Who Legislate Evil and Rob the Poor of Their Rights

Our government's abandonment of the people is sin of the highest order.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

We need to end systemic racism and the militarism that makes it even deadlier—from Kabul to Atlanta and Baghdad to Minneapolis.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·

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