Poor People’s Campaign rallies to Washington D.C.

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In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. organized low-income Americans of different backgrounds in a march on Washington known as the “Poor People’s Campaign.”

Over fifty-years later, thousands of protesters gathered Saturday to deliver that same message at the Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.

The rally urged low-income voters to participate in the upcoming midterm elections and featured religious organizations, pro-democracy groups, labor unions and climate activists from across the country.

“As long as there are 140 million poor and low-income people in this country, and we know it doesn’t have to be this way, we won’t be silent anymore,” said the Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign.

Protesters rallied together for a broad range of issues: an end to poverty, voter suppression, systemic racism, environmental damage and limited access to health care and education.  Shauneen Miranda