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Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign seeks to change narrative about poverty

MADISON (WKOW) — A group in Madison is working to rebuild support for people living in poverty as part of a national effort called the Poor People’s Campaign.

Wisconsin members met Saturday to talk about their mission, brainstorm fundraising opportunities and build momentum as they prepare to meet other chapters in Washington D.C.

Their goal is to call on all elected officials to change the narrative about poverty.

“This is not a black issue, it’s not a white issue, this is a class issue,” said Greg Jones, president of the NAACP Dane County Branch. “Our job is to bring forward the narrative expectations that we require.”

The national action in D.C. is set for mid-June, when members of the Poor People’s Campaign from across the country will meet with lawmakers.

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