January 27, 2021 -
Black women played a lead role in helping Joe Biden win the White House and Democrats win the Senate. One way to repay them would be by canceling the student debt that disproportionately burdens them.
July 15, 2020 -
Breonna Taylor's is just the latest police killing the #SayHerName campaign has helped to bring to the public's attention. Ongoing and too often ignored police violence against Black women and girls shows why this intersectional campaign is so necessary.
May 9, 2019 -
Across the region and the country, the Poor People's Campaign's Truth & Poverty Bus Tours have been gathering information on how public policy exacerbates poverty. It will be shared with the public next month at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress in Washington, D.C.
July 20, 2018 -
President Trump recently commuted the federal prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson of Tennessee, who was serving life without parole for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. The move came after a decade of effort by criminal justice reform advocates, who now see hope for more systemic change in a bill that's been introduced in Congress by a key GOP leader.
January 11, 2018 -
In Florida state prisons, where a $4 can of soup costs $17 in the canteen, inmates risked their lives performing cleanup duties after Hurricane Irma but were paid nothing in return. This MLK Day, they plan to carry on the tradition of nonviolent resistance by withholding their labor.
October 13, 2017 -
Cassandra Welchlin with the Mississippi Low Income Childcare Initiative and the Mississippi Women's Economic Security Initiative talks about building power for vulnerable people in a hostile environment — and drawing hope from history and her children's future.
October 4, 2017 -
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has a history of making unfounded charges against voting rights activists, recently called on the state to prosecute 14 paid voter registration canvassers for alleged fraud. Is it yet another case of wrongful targeting of law-abiding citizens?