Shailly Gupta Barnes

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

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Health care workers, students, child care givers, food service workers, big box store employees, delivery drivers, mail carriers, and others are taking action to call out gross inequities and organize our society differently. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Monday, June 01, 2020
Even Now, Our Leaders Are Still Putting Their Faith in the Rich
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed fundamental inequalities in this country. With millions of us hurting—especially the poor and people of color—there’s been widespread public support for bold government action to address long-standing social problems. Unfortunately, our lawmakers haven’t met the...
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Trump also chose to extend tax cuts that favor the wealthy at a further cost of $1.4 trillion over 10 years. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Remember Trump’s Choices: War, Walls, and Wall Street
The 2020 presidential campaign is well underway, and it’s noisy. Candidates make promises, break promises, offer assurances, and spin the news constantly. What’s one way to get a clear look at their priorities? In the case of a sitting president, by looking at their budget proposals. And when...
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