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The campaign was inspired by the 1968 movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It lost momentum after he was assassinated.

About 75 percent of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas, and are particularly vulnerable to worsening drought, floods or other changes in climate, according to the U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Billions of dollars are being poured into insurance schemes to help farmers recover from worsening impacts of climate change, but as yet there is little evidence to show that such programs work for the poorest, experts say.
Since 2015, Catherine Coleman Flowers, founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE), has partnered with the Duke Human Rights Center at the Fran...
From left, Emily Stewart, Emily Meza, Bryce Cracknell, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Elizabeth A. Albright, Erika Weinthal, Patricia Means, Aaron Thigpen, Megan Mullin, Perman Hardy, and Katy Hansen on a visit to Lowndes County in summer 2017.
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Thank you for your wisdom and strength Catherine Coleman Flowers !!! #PoorPeoplesCampaign #AllPowerToThePeople

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

"Many of the people that have moved from the middle-class have moved up!" - That was Fox News' response to our inequality town hall. How pathetic.

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Michael Moore was live — at Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Watch Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Darrick Hamilton, and I as we discuss income inequality in a Town Hall conversation

A collaboration between Duke University scholars and the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE) has focused on environmental justice questions in rural Alabama. In this essay, the partners describe their research on how sewage and related environmental problems intersect with broader social stru
Today, as many as 12 million Americans live in poverty with a neglected tropical disease.
A new report from an office within the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air.
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Erica N. Williams is with Catherine Coleman Flowers at Lowndes County, Alabama.

In the richest country in the world, sisters and brothers are forced to live in conditions that cause for RAW SEWAGE to be in thier lawn. This is why we NEED a ...Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. NOBODY should have to live like this. Help us change this by joining the fight at

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“These communities have been invisible for a long time.”

Not just high consumption… But the absolute lack of any energy efficiency programs designed to truly help people reduce consumption and cost.

Alabama ranked second in residential spending on electricity and third in average power use.|By
A two-decade mission to reduce sewage pollution still has a lot of work to finish. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue HARLAN COUNTY, KY — In the mountains of eastern Kentucky a creek is often steps away from the front porch or back door. Here in Loyall, several dozen homes rim a bend close to … - As Congress prepares to vote on the controversial tax bill, the United Nations has issued a scathing report on poverty in the Unit...