CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly 160 community and religious leaders from across the country are coming to West Virginia to talk about ways to fight poverty.

Direct Action Welfare Group Executive Director Evelyn Dortch says next week’s event is especially relevant as more Americans lose their homes, jobs, health care and retirement savings. Read the rest of this entry »

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We are here to work together in Reigniting The Poor People’s Campaign: Finishing the Unfinished Business of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.– in building a broad social movement to end poverty led by the poor- united across racial, geographic, religious and other divisions in order to win our human rights to housing, healthcare, education, living wage jobs, and adequate standard of living for all, and other economic rights-and in developing a communication and media infrastructure needed in reigniting this campaign.