Poor People’s Campaign Launching Major Effort To Mobilize 5 Million Voters

massive campaign across multiple states not just to register new poor and low-income/low-wealth people to vote
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WASHINGTON—Seeking to build on success in 2020, the Poor People’s Campaign is undertaking a massive campaign across multiple states not just to register new poor and low-income/low-wealth people to vote, but to ensure those who already are registered actually do vote this year.

And, given some of the states with the highest concentrations of such voters—restrictive red states such as Mississippi and Alabama—it also has laid plans with allied organizations to ensure that when those voters cast their ballots, their votes are counted and obeyed.

The voter turnout campaign has already started, and not just in the South, the Rev. William Barber II, Poor People’s Campaign founder and co-chair, said in an interview with People’s World. Its object: Ensure politicians hear and heed the voices and votes of people who most need help.

Those voters, being listened to for the first time, can provide winning margins through higher turnout in key senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial races this fall, he says.

“We have more than 400,000 people in our action network already,” Barber explained. Taking off from the old church adage of “each one reach one,” the Poor People’s Campaign is thinking even bigger. “We’re asking them each to reach five poor and low-income voters” who are already registered, but may not have voted in 2020, “and move them to the polls.”

The eventual target is five million more such voters, especially in “purple” and even many “red” states....
Read more: https://peoplesworld.org/article/poor-peoples-campaigns-400000-strong-ne...

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