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Poor Peoples Campaign


Poor People's Campaign to Manchin: 'We Do Not Quit Until We Win'

"One day he won't be a senator, but the people and the movement will always be here—and we will ultimately have justice," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber.

Jake Johnson ·

Poor People's Campaign Denounces Dems' Push for Means-Tested Child Tax Credit

"There are no work requirements on tax cuts for the wealthy or corporations. There is no means-testing on the Pentagon," said co-chairs Bishop William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.

Jessica Corbett ·

Global Wealth Inequality Is Deadly

A graduated wealth tax on people with $5 million or more would raise $2.5 trillion annually.

Amy Goodman ·

Poor People's Campaign Readies 'Massive, Nonviolent' Effort to Save Democracy

"We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. "Our deadline is victory."

Jake Johnson ·

The White Christian Nationalism Tearing America Apart at the Seams

As Congress debates voting rights and investing in the people, it’s important to understand the dark forces that underlie the increasingly reactionary and authoritarian politics on the rise in this country.

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis ·

'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 ·

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