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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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Today, we are serving notice that we will not remain silent while the basic institutions of our democracy are undermined.

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The positions and policies he has supported do not uplift America’s shared values of love, justice and mercy.

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