But a group of liberal activists, politicians and others are reviving a campaign created by the Rev. A month-long protest movement called the “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival,” which began Monday, is a new iteration of an initiative King started half a century ago. King's campaign sought to draw more attention to how the civil rights of low-income Americans were constantly in jeopardy. Since then, the group of activists behind the new campaign argue, the challenges that these Americans face have continued, if not worsened. What they want: Fifty years ago, the Poor People's Campaign asked the federal government to invest $30 billion into helping poor Americans by demonstrating a commitment to full employment, guaranteed annual income measure and more low-income housing.
Source: Washington Post May 16, 2018 17:31 UTC