Dear partners: Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Institute for Policy Studies and Poor People’s Campaign report, “The Souls of Poor Folk” Please use the hashtag #PoorPeoplesCampaign when sharing with your community.
You can find the executive summary and full report on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 here.
Policies restricting the power of people of color to participate in the democratic process didn’t end with the Civil Rights Act. #PoorPeoplesCampaign http://www.ips-dc.org/souls-of-poor-folks/ [GRAPHIC 1]
While workers have become more productive over time, their wages have been stagnant while people at the top get a greater share of the profits. #PoorPeoplesCampaign http://www.ips-dc.org/souls-of-poor-folks/ [GRAPHIC 2]
Civilians in poor countries suffer the worst consequences in U.S. wars motivated by profit. #PoorPeoplesCampaign http://www.ips-dc.org/souls-of-poor-folks/ [GRAPHIC 3]
DYK? Of the 20 counties surveyed in 2016 with the highest percentage of households lacking access to complete plumbing, all were rural and 13 had a majority Native population. In the richest nation in the world. #PoorPeoplesCampaign http://www.ips-dc.org/souls-of-poor-folks/ [GRAPHIC 4]
Did you know: In 2016, there was no state or county in the nation where an individual earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour could afford a two-bedroom apartment at market rent. Read more about the real face of poverty in the U.S. here http://www.ips-dc.org/souls-of-poor-folks/ [GRAPHIC 2]
Our tax dollars are shoveled into the pockets of military contractors while 40 million people in the U.S. are in poverty. Here’s what we have to show for it: Civilian deaths in Afghanistan at a record high, suicide claiming more military deaths than combat, and a militarized police force that terrorizes our Black communities. Our nation is in a moral crisis. http://www.ips-dc.org/souls-of-poor-folks/ [GRAPHIC 3]
The U.S. Department of Defense was responsible for emitting 72 percent of the government’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016. But overseas emissions are exempt from its greenhouse gas reduction goals. http://www.ips-dc.org/souls-of-poor-folks/