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Poor People’s Campaign bolstered by 2016 data as it urges voter participation in 2020

“Our democracy is in trouble” when large proportions of the public are not voting, said Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, which has roots in Martin Luther King Jr.’s advocacy during the 1960s.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Poor People’s Campaign wants to remind lawmakers about General Assistance

The group argues the strong economy makes it a good time to reinstate the cash assistance program. But the GOP-controlled legislature is wary of increased spending.
By Katie Meyer

Pa. Poor People’s Campaign to push poverty agenda at Philly hearing

The Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign launched in May to address what they call the “four evils”: systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and environmental degradation. It’s seen as an extension of the original campaign started by Martin Luther King in 1968 just days before he was assassinated.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

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