‘Which Side Are You On?’: Poor People’s Campaign Pressures US Senate on Democracy and Justice | Common Dreams News

Participants hold "Don't Filibuster" banners during the Poor People's Campaign news conference in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on July 12, 2021, to announce a season of nonviolent direct action. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Beginning with a “massive national call-in to every U.S. senator,” the Poor People’s Campaign on Monday launched a monthlong campaign to push Congress to eliminate the 60-vote filibuster, pass the For the People Act, restore the gutted Voting Rights Act, and raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour—progressive goals that have been thwarted by a combination of Republican obstructionism and Democratic acquiescence.

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