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Barber said more attention needs to be paid to voters in the South and voters who are black and poor...

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

Rev. William Barber

by: Adelle M. Banks WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2020 (RNS) — 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 jobRead More