Ohio Activists Participating In National Relaunch Of Poor People's Campaign

Forward together not one step back: N.C. Poor People's Campaign holds rally

Ohio Activists Participating In National Relaunch Of Poor People's Campaign

William Barber of North Carolina and Liz Theoharis of NY, the campaign officially began December 4, 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. started the first Poor People's Campaign.

Most Americans are probably aware of the famous August 28, 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his immortal "I Have A Dream" speech.

While dealing with the issues of systemic racism, poverty, the war, economy and, now ecological devastation and the nation's distorted morality, Rev. William Barber, national organizer of the Poor People's Campaign, reminds everyone that being poor is not a black and white issue. Each week protestors will focus on a different topic and hold nonviolent protests; the first week primarily focuses on children, women, and people with disabilities living in poverty.

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Al.com reports the rally was part of a coordinated national effort, with protests planned in 30 states as well as the District of Columbia. "And we're going to come together and take back what's rightfully ours".

One woman, confined to a wheelchair, spoke of the discrimination faced by the disabled and another, who grew up as the child of an imprisoned parent, talked about the challenges of "systematic poverty" and justice reform. She says lawmakers in Lansing are on notice. About an hour later they had moved into the street and police arrived on the scene about 10-15 minutes later. They sang songs, carried signs and listened to speakers. But few spoke of voting or political power and only one elected official - state Rep. Reginald Meeks, D-Louisville, was on hand.

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