Poor People's Campaign

Kentucky Distilled: The Poor People's Campaign

Jun 15, 2018

This week in Kentucky politics, Kentucky State Troopers shut protesters out of the state Capitol, allowing only two people to enter the building at a time. Attorney General Andy Beshear is suing Walgreens, saying the company helped fuel the opioid epidemic in the state. And a high-powered lobbyist was in federal court as prosecutors try to prove he bribed a former state official to help a client get state contracts. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.  

Vice.com

 The national leader of the revitalized Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. William Barber, will lead a rally in Frankfort on Monday. “Reverend William Barber has gained national attention leading a revitalized civil rights movement aimed at galvanizing a diversity of citizens around a few major issues that include – poverty, health care, voting rights, systemic racism and environmental devastation. Rev. Megan Huston  is pastor of First Christian Church in Bowling Green and says Monday’s rally with Rev. Barber kicks up the pace of the Poor People’s Campaign in Kentucky.

Poor People's Campaign Stops in Kentucky, West Virginia

Apr 2, 2018
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A national campaign that aims to unite disenfranchised populations across the U.S. held events in Kentucky and West Virginia late last week.  Meetings are part of a two-month tour designed to highlight social inequity, and build on a movement begun 50 years ago by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.