Poor People's Campaign
Rather than play by Mitch McConnell’s rigged rules and double standards, Democrats must come up with a new playbook.
The progressive pastor was arrested in Chicago while demonstrating with workers demanding union rights.
The 50-year-old anti-poverty movement has seen a revival in the era of Trump.
Fifty years after his original vision, Dr. King would be appalled.
The movement demands lawmakers do more to help Americans in poverty, from supporting a $15 minimum wage to ending systemic racism.
“The time is now — more than ever — for us to have a Poor People's Campaign.”
Stand up and fight back with us with all your might, everybody!
This April marks the one year anniversary of the 2015 Baltimore rebellion and the 48th anniversary of the 1968 Baltimore rebellion.
We must act upon his warnings if our children, nation's future and founding principles -- subverted and still sullied by the legacies of slavery, Native American genocide, exclusion of women and non-propertied men of all colors from our electoral processes -- are to be saved.
The killings of Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray, along with the militarization of municipal police forces, the rise of the prison-industrial complex, and the riots, are all symptoms of a much deeper malady.
The national holiday celebrating Dr. King's birthday is over, but I hope we will heed and act on his 1967 declaration and work to win the first victory right here at home in the biggest economy on earth and end the shame of 14.7 million children being the poorest Americans by ending child poverty now.
Dr. King believed, and I believe rightly so, that America could never achieve her full potential until Black America and other minority groups, as well as other low-wealth communities and left-behind populations, had an equal shot at the American dream.
As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.