Anti-poverty advocates urge Congress to act on voting rights, minimum wage, filibuster

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La. Democrats ignoring Cancer Alley

In this photo from Oct. 23, 2019, the Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign — A National Call For a Moral Revival, addresses a crowd protesting environmental racism in St. James Parish and the rest of the Mississippi River corridor known as “Cancer Alley.” Standing behind Barber in the red shirt and clerical collar is Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, the other co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign. (Photo courtesy of Steve Pavey).

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.