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Poor Peoples Campaign


'I'm Speaking to You, Senator Manchin': West Virginians Blast Democrat for Opposing $15 Minimum Wage

"When will you give us a living wage?" asked one activist with the Poor People's Campaign.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


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 ·


Biden's Inauguration Gives Us New Hope, but the Movement for Justice Must Continue to Build on Its Own Agenda

There should be no reluctance to work with Biden to help pass critical reforms, but at the same time, the pressure for outside must continue to build for there to be any hope of change.

Jesse Jackson ·


Poor People's Campaign MLK Day Message to Biden: Act on Bold Agenda to Heal Nation

"In 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King called out the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism. In 2021, his words are no less relevant."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


A People’s Agenda for a Better Nation

The Poor People's Campaign and Congressional Progressive Caucus team up to chart a course for the future.

Erik Gunn ·


From Stopping Endless Wars to Providing Real Covid-19 Relief, People's Agenda Details Crucial 'Way Forward'

"This people-first legislative roadmap for the first six months of 2021 is an urgent, brave, and just agenda."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


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 ·


A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army Is on the March

Led by the poor and dispossessed, this movement is bringing the demand for healthcare rights to corporate profiteers, state houses, prisons, and police stations.

Rev Dr Liz Theoharis ·


How Christian Nationalism in the US Legislates Evil and Punishes the Poor

The dangers posed by today’s Christian nationalists are all too real.

Rev Dr Liz Theoharis ·


What the Flint Water Crisis Meant for My Family

Take it from me: You don't want to go through what we did. Every community deserves water, life, and dignity.

Nakiya Wakes ·