Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Who Holds the Key to a New America?

Let's take this information and challenge presidential candidates and all down ballot candidates to focus on poverty during the fall campaign.

This New York Times opinion is by William Barber II and 
Dr. Barber is a co-chairman of the Poor People’s Campaign, where Mr. Wilson-Hartgrove is on the steering committee.

Republicans and Democrats largely ignore poor people because they do not expect them to vote at the same levels as their higher-income neighbors. But 2020 could change that. In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, campaigns that court low-income nonvoters by focusing on issues like expanding Medicare and raising wages could transform the political landscape.

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