Poor people stand up: National campaign to build community and spark change stops in DC

From Street Sense Media: The Poor People’s Campaign held a mass meeting on Jan. 29 as part of a 20-plus-state tour to prepare for a huge rally and march on Washington that will happen early in the summer. “We’re coming back June 20th 2020,” said Alvin Jackson, an organizing leader for the D.C. chapter of the campaign.  … Continue reading Poor people stand up: National campaign to build community and spark change stops in DC

Our transportation system values some lives more than others

This article from Smart Growth America lays out how people in poor communities and people of color are disproportionately negatively affected by our transportation system and policies: "America’s transportation system is fundamentally inequitable. More resources go to wealthier and more politically connected communities; streets are designed to prioritize high-speed (expensive) vehicles over the safety of … Continue reading Our transportation system values some lives more than others

D.C. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S.

An article by Andrew Giambrone from DC Curbed cites a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that says thirty-two thousand children in the nation’s capital live below the federal poverty line, one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S. when considered among states. That’s roughly 26 percent of the under-18 population in … Continue reading D.C. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S.