Category: Poor People Campaign

THE 14-POINT PEOPLE’S AGENDA

We want each of you visiting BeRightThere.info to develop understandings that inform your own opinions and beliefs about what matters in these difficult times. We hope to prompt you to consider new perspectives, have thoughtful discussion, and reason together about ideas that matter. Because we fully support the North Carolina NAACP and how it uses concepts of intersectionality to work towards advances that will benefit black people and society as a whole, we spotlight their 14-Point People’s Agenda. Join us as we journey together.

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The Rev. William Barber: Republican tax plan is an ‘act of violence’ against the poor

As Republicans move closer to passing a tax bill that would be disastrous for most Americans, it becomes abundantly clear (as if it weren’t already) that the party does not care about anyone but the rich. This bill, which will increase the deficit by $1 trillion and cause the poor and working class to be worse off, will also cause health insurance premiums to rise—meaning 13 million Americans could lose their health care coverage by 2027. It is, in a word, abhorrent. It is also an act of violence, according to the Rev. William Barber and the Rev. Liz Theoharis.

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