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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 ·


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 ·


Rev. William Barber's Conviction for Using 'Preacher Voice' at Anti-Poverty Demo Will Stand, Says Court

“This is literally about opening up Southern legislatures to the light of day," said Barber.

Andrea Germanos ·


Rev. William Barber Condemns Manchin's 'Immoral, Unmerciful, Economically Insane' Obstruction

Manchin is "a plutocrat who only cares about what his corporate backers and profit-driven masters want," said the co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign.

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 ·


'Arrogant Insensitivity': Defense Lawyer in Arbery Murder Trial Ripped for Bid to Bar Black Pastors

Attorney Kevin Gough, who said that "we don't want any more Black pastors in here," was called out for "fearmongering" and "reprehensible bigotry."

Brett Wilkins ·


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 ·


'Which Side Are You On?' Arrests in DC as Women Put Their Bodies on the Line for Voting Rights

"Our democracy is in peril," said Poor People's Campaign co-chair Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. "In this time, when our Voting Rights are under attack, and economic justice is being denied, we must and so we are, calling out the immoral obstructionism of Congress."

Brett Wilkins ·

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