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Poor Peoples Campaign



The Poor People's Campaign: 'Our Deadline is Victory'

The Poor People's Campaign and progressive members of Congress vow to continue the fight for the Build Back Better Act.

Sarah Anderson ·


'This Is Manchin Against Us': Poor People's Campaign Targets Corporate Democrats at DC Rally

"Poor and low-income people are saying that we can no longer wait for voting rights, living wages, healthcare, immigration reform, and so much more."

Jake Johnson ·


'The Time Is Now': 200 Activists Arrested While Demanding Biden, Congress Defend Voting Rights

"We are here today to send a message that President Biden must take action now to ensure the promise of our democracy and protect our freedom to vote."

Brett Wilkins ·


When Are We Going to Talk About the Outrageous Cost of NOT Passing the Build Back Better Act?

For months, the nation has witnessed a debate taking place in Congress over how much to invest in this plan. What hasn’t been discussed, however, is the cost of not investing (or not investing sufficiently) in health-care expansion, early childhood education, the care economy, paid sick leave, living-wage jobs, and the like.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis ·


Sanders to Host "What's in the Damn Bill" Online Panel Discussion About Democrats' Package

The Senate Budget Committee chair will be joined by other progressive lawmakers and leaders at 8:00 pm Wednesday.

Common Dreams staff ·


New Study Reveals Poor, Low-Income Voters Were Crucial in Toppling Trump in 2020

The findings challenge "the media-driven narrative... that white low-income voters are the de facto base of the Republican Party."

Julia Conley ·


'Please Help Us': Essential, Low-Wage Workers Share Why They Need Reconciliation Package

"We've heard the voices of the poor. We've heard the voices crying out, demanding justice. All I want to know right now, Joe Manchin, is which side are you on?"

Jessica Corbett ·


The Moral Case for Resisting Evictions Amid a Pandemic

In the so-called "Land of the Free," so many of "the Brave" in the United States are the homeless.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis ·


Poor People's Campaign to Joe Manchin: Stop Hiding Behind 'Cowardly Filibuster'

Protesters outside his West Virginia office say the senator cares more about corporate interests than struggling people of his state.

Julia Conley ·


Progressives Vow to 'Hold the Line' on Democrats' Bold Agenda

"We refuse to let conservatives stop us from getting what people need and deserve," said the youth-led Sunrise Movement. "We have to pass a bold reconciliation bill first."

Jessica Corbett ·

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