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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