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Wed Feb 5, 2020, 09:46 PM

Activist William Barber II urges blacks in Congress to mobilize poor voters

From the article:

The Rev. William Barber II brought his message about supporting the needy to the Capitol, urging an “emergency convening” hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus to mobilize poor voters in the upcoming election.

“There’s no way we can inspire people to move with the normal politics that doesn’t fully address poverty,” said Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and the keynoter on Tuesday (Feb. 4) at the caucus’s National Black Leadership Summit.

“When you can work a full-time job at minimum wage and still not be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in this country, that’s poor. And if we can’t see that and if we don’t acknowledge that poverty then we are refusing to call upon these witnesses among us.”


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2020/02/04/activist-william-barber-ii-urges-blacks-in-congress-to-mobilize-poor-voters/

And studies show that poorer voters are less likely to vote, which helps the GOP efforts to depress voter turnout. If we can mobilize the 47%, or a fraction thereof, to vote consistently, we can insure that the GOP will be a permanent minority Party.

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Wed Feb 5, 2020, 09:50 PM

1. Republicans are handing out cash. article posted on DU last few days or so.

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Wed Feb 5, 2020, 10:29 PM

2. Yes, they are. Openly buying votes.

Or trying to do so.

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