There are over 140 million people in the United States who are classified as poor or living below the poverty line. Rev. William Barber with the Poor People’s Campaign is set on changing that figure by continuing where Martin Luther King left off in 1968.
Roland Martin talks with Rev. Barber about the re-launch of this campaign and what it means for the country.
“We’ve been doing this Roland since 2015 going into communities where we’ve been invited and building from the bottom up,” explained Barber.
Some people have expressed their dislike for the name of the campaign but Rev. Barber says otherwise. “It’s called the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival, first of all, we have this tension around in the country right now…The people who named it are the people who are poor.”
If you’d like to find out more about this campaign and be a part of it, head over to poorpeoplescampaign.org.
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Roland Martin: Picking Up Where Dr. King Left Off With The Poor People’s Campaign was originally published on blackamericaweb.com