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Shailly Gupta Barnes

Shailly Gupta Barnes

Shailly Gupta Barnes is the Policy Director of the Poor People’s Campaign and the Kairos Center.

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Direct Cash Transfers Lifted 28 Million Americans Out of Poverty During Pandemic

Nevertheless, 112 million people in the United States were still poor or one emergency away from being poor in 2021, showing how far we have left to go.

Shailly Gupta Barnes ·


The Current US Supreme Court Is Not Constitutionally Legitimate

Dobbs is a watershed attack that will come to be known as an infamous consolidation of an unrelenting extremist assault on this country's gains for equality and justice.

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 ·


We Can't Afford to Go Small on Infrastructure

By raising taxes on the wealthy and redirecting other public resources, we can meet everyone's needs and strengthen our economy.

Shailly Gupta Barnes ·


In the World’s Wealthiest Country, We Can Go Further Than Biden’s Build Back Better Plans

By raising taxes on the wealthy and redirecting other public resources, we can meet everyone’s needs and strengthen our economy.

Shailly Gupta Barnes ·


Even Now, Our Leaders Are Still Putting Their Faith in the Rich

It has become crystal clear during this pandemic that working people fuel this economy, but they’re the ones bearing the cost.

Shailly Gupta Barnes ·


Remember Trump’s Choices: War, Walls, and Wall Street

There are few clearer ways to see an administration’s choices than its budget. Here’s what we found in the president’s.

Shailly Gupta Barnes ·

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