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Get Ready for the Poor People’s Campaign

Author Greg Kaufmann speaks with the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis about how poverty is viewed in America, the role of the media, and her role as co-chair of the new Poor People's Campaign.

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    Greg Kaufmann

This Mother’s Day, at a moment when people in poverty are facing unprecedented attacks on their basic living standards, a new Poor People’s Campaign launches.

It is reminiscent of the campaign Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began developing in 1967, five months prior to his assassination. King made his intention clear in his last sermon: “We are coming to Washington in a poor people’s campaign. Yes, we are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses.… We are coming to demand that the government address itself to the problem of poverty.”

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 (Greg Kaufmann)

Greg Kaufmann

Senior Fellow