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Poor people’s campaign revives march to tackle poverty

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Hundreds are raising their voices nationwide to highlight the millions living in poverty, continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.

In Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, one in four people lived in poverty in 2021, according to the New York State Comptroller’s Office. Poverty, a leading cause of death, claims nearly 300,000 lives annually, per a 2023 University of California at Riverside report.

The movement, supported by healthcare workers, community organizations, and faith leaders, aims to mobilize poor and low-wage voters. Organizers hope to empower 15 million low-income voters to elect candidates committed to economic justice and a brighter future for all.



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