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Poor Peoples Campaign


Living in Poverty: The First and Worst Hit by Pandemics of Every Sort

Today, the poor live at the crossroads of injustice, hurt first and worst by the interlocking evils of climate change, militarism, and racism, as well as other forms of violence and inequality.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis ·

Covid-19 Death Rates in Poorer US Counties Were Nearly Double

The tragic reality is that our economic and public health systems do discriminate.

Karen Dolan ·

Poor People's Campaign Marches on Wall Street Against 'Lies of Neoliberalism'

"We are here to tell the stock exchange and Wall Street to stop trading our lives, that we want living wages and healthcare and clean air and voting rights."

Brett Wilkins ·

West Virginians Lead Blockade of Coal Plant That Made Manchin Rich

"This is what the fight for a habitable planet looks like in real time."

Julia Conley ·

Poverty: The Pre-Condition Underlying Covid-19 Mortality

If the nation had paid attention to the widespread poverty that preceded the pandemic, thousands of deaths might have been prevented.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·

The Poor People's Campaign Gears Up for Its National March in June

The National Call for Moral Revival made a stop in Madison, Wisconsin, on its way to Washington, D.C.

Nora-Kathleen Berryhill ·

'A Poor People's Pandemic': Poorest US Counties Suffered Twice the Covid Deaths of Richest

"The neglect of poor and low-wealth people in this country during a pandemic is immoral, shocking, and unjust," said Rev. Dr. William Barber II in response to the new report.

Jake Johnson ·

Poor People's Campaign Holds Cleveland Rally as March Toward DC Continues

Monday night's action in Ohio "will call attention to the needs of the 3.8 million poor and low-income people in the state and the 140 million people nationally who were poor or low-income before Covid."

Kenny Stancil ·

This Vote That I Have...

We must come together as a coalition powerful enough to end and overcome the suppression and organize the resurrection of fusion politics in the South.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·

Joe Manchin's Contempt for Poor People Continues

Poverty is the sin, not poor people.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis ·

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