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Monday, May 20, 2019
The rejected are getting together Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II and Reverend. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Last week, we visited Tchula, Mississippi, the poorest city in the poorest state in the country.
We saw a community devastated not only by a recent environmental disaster, but one that’s suffered from systemic racism and poverty, poor healthcare, poor education and a lack of living wages for decades. But we also saw residents of Tchula and Mississippians coming together to declare, in one voice, that someone is hurting Mississippians, and it’s gone on for far too long!
Moments like these are happening all over the country on the #TruthandPovertyTour. From New York to California to Mississippi to Oregon, thousands of impacted people of every color, creed, sexuality and background are mobilizing and organizing to fight back against the injustices millions of Americans face.
Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II and Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis President of Repairers of the Breach & Director of the Kairos Center Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
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