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Get Ready for the Poor People’s Campaign | The Nation

By 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.”

Greg Kaufmann is editor of TalkPoverty.org and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Read the whole report here: Get Ready for the Poor People’s Campaign | The Nation

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