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.

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