Poor People's Campaign members understand that what's really underway in this country is a struggle between democracy and potential autocracy or, as Martin Luther King once put it, between community and chaos.
"We're saying across this country, it's time for people... to march on these Senate offices," ... "We don't need compromise and capitulation. Pass the bill! Break the filibuster!" declared Rev. William Barber.
Sylvie Laurent, interviewed by Arvind Dilawar
Throughout his adult life, Martin Luther King Jr believed in striking down not only racial apartheid but class exploitation. That twin commitment was embodied in his final effort: the often-forgotten Poor People’s Campaign.
What impact could 34 million poor nonvoters make if they started participating in elections? According to a new report commissioned by the Poor People’s Campaign, it could be massive and warrants the deployment of significant 2020 campaign resources.