October 7, 2020
WHAT: The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival holds the fourth of several Senate town halls in Alabama. Voters have the opportunity to hear from candidates about their positions on issues such as a living wage, union rights, health care for all and questions directly related to the pandemic.
WHO: The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, co-chaired by Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, along with at least two poor or low-income people who will ask questions of the candidates. Democratic incumbent Doug Jones has agreed to speak. Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville has declined the invitation.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Central/7:30 p.m. Eastern Thursday, Oct. 8th.
WHERE: Join online at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream
WHY: 43.5% of Alabama residents are considered poor or low-income — and that was before the pandemic. Poor and low-income voters are the most ignored demographic when it comes to political power and policy. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is looking to unleash that voting power by giving poor and low-income folks a voice and a chance to ask candidates about policies that directly affect their lives.
**The event will be captioned.
BACKGROUND: The Poor People’s Campaign has released a groundbreaking report titled “Unleashing the Power of Poor and Low-Income Americans: Changing the Political Landscape.” The report shows that poor and low-income people can change the political calculus of this nation in the presidential race in 15 states and 16 U.S. Senate races with just a small uptick in voting. More than 140 million poor and low-income people live in the United States, or 43% of the country’s population, and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, with organizing committees in 45 states, is building a moral fusion movement to address the five interlocking injustices of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism and a distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. Our demands are reflected in our Jubilee Platform.
Martha Waggoner: [email protected]
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