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 byWilliam Barber IIandJonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
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.