Over 40 percent of Virginians struggle to get by—a problem made worse by voter suppression and military-first spending priorities.
"We have two hurricanes," says the Rev. William Barber about the recent storm. "The hurricane of poverty and lack of health care and lack of living wages that existed prior to the storm, and then we have the storm."
Despite hailing from historically marginalized and impoverished communities, members of the movement have faith they will prevail against poverty.
Saturday's rally at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., marks the close of the first phase of the Poor People's Campaign, but organizers stress that the work has only just begun.
Truthdig reports on the final week of the Poor People's Campaign, an effort to relaunch Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against poverty, war and income inequality.
The photojournalist was documenting events staged by the Poor People’s Campaign in Jefferson City, Mo.
As we mourn the killing of RFK, his message of economic justice from 50 years ago could not be more relevant today.
In the United States—the richest country in human history—the 140 million people who live on or below the poverty line are screaming for justice.
In the fifth week of the movement, police took the photojournalist into custody during a livestream of a protest for jobs and living wages.