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5/18/2018

Poor People's Campaign

Together we can make a difference!

Today I stand with thousands of poor and low-wage workers, clergy and activists that were outside the U.S. Capitol to start the revival of the Poor People's Campaign, a movement founded 50 years ago by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It deeply saddens me that that nearly 41 million Americans are living below the poverty line, and are barely making ends meet. Law makers have failed to take into account the number of families struggling in an era of stagnant low wages and steep housing and living expenses. In the 60s, King outlined his agenda to build a Poor People's Campaign that was meant to shake up America's inequality and change the lives of poor people.

If elected to Congress, I will continue MLK's agenda and fight to end the war on poverty. I will reject legislation that is grossly intended to neglect the needs of the disadvantaged and make life harder for the poor. I will support policies that propose the immediate implementation of federal and state living wage laws, equal pay for equal work, the expansion of Medicaid in every state, the full restoration and expansion of the Voting Rights Act, and criminal justice reform. Let's move forward together in building a better tomorrow.

Michiganders need more legislative leaders that will morally stand up and reject further cuts to programs and services that help the poor. I believe in enacting laws that invest in jobs and policies to increase workers’ wages and families’ economic security. When I'm in Congress, I will do just that.

Please help me continue this fight by making a small donation of $10.00 to help my campaign stand up against poverty.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kimberly4congress

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