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Seven Steps Before the Midterms

Poor People's Campaign
This Declaration to Reconstruct American Democracy was adopted at a Mass Poor Peoples and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls as a warning and a call to action.

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Joining the June 18 March on Washington Is a Moral Imperative

George Gresham Amsterdam News
The June 18 march will “be a generationally transformative declaration of the power of poor and low-wealth people and our moral allies to say that this system is killing all of us and we can’t…we won’t…WE REFUSE TO BE SILENT ANYMORE.”

Modern-Day Moses: Rev. William Barber II

Charles M. Blow New York Times
His sense of purpose and vision for his life is unobscured and unencumbered. This is a man on a mission, the grandest and most noble of missions: to save a country and his countrymen from themselves, to insist that morality ought to dictate policy.

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Claiming Our Right to Study: Building Working-Class Intellectualism in the Struggles for Health Care and Education

A conversation between Karim Sariahmed and Ellen Schwartz, with an introduction by Karim University of the Poor Journal
There are good reasons for working class people to distrust formal education systems and scientific research but we can't fall into anti-intellectualism. The University of the Poor's “struggle as a school” is a way to organize in response.

Moral Policy = Good Economics

A Report by the Economic Policy Institute and the Poor People's Campaign Economic Policy Institute
Lifting up poor and working-class people—and our whole economy
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