PW Podcast: Rev. Liz Theoharis talks voter suppression and poverty
American theologian and Poor People's Campaign co-chair Rev. Liz Theoharis has been on the frontlines battling for the rights of the poor and against voter suppression. Top left picture is the cover of Rev. Theoharis's book "Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor." Right side photo is of Rev. Liz Theoharis at a march with the Poor People's Campaign. | Amazon.com author page

Beyond the Page is a companion podcast to the award-winning publication People’s World. With every episode, we’ll take you deeper into the topics covered at PeoplesWorld.org. Our program brings you in-depth interviews with journalists and activists on the most pressing stories in progressive politics, labor, and the struggle for socialism in the United States.

As the tumultuous year of 2020 comes to an end it is clear that many battles lay ahead for working people. Relief is still needed for those suffering under a global pandemic that has seen an alarming increase in unemployment, sickness, and death. Despite these issues, activists have stepped up to the plate in calling for help and progressive change. The Poor People’s Campaign is one of those organizations.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival aims to build a moral fusion movement to address the five interlocking injustices of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism, and a distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. In this episode, we speak with the organization’s co-chair Rev. Liz Theoharis.

Speaking on recent wide-ranging policy agendas the Poor People’s Campaign put forth to the incoming White House administration, Rev. Theoharis addresses the need for relief to working people during the pandemic, combating voter suppression, and the weaponization of religion against the poor in U.S. politics.

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Chauncey K. Robinson
Chauncey K. Robinson

Chauncey K. Robinson believes that writing and media, in any capacity, should help to reflect the world around us, and be tools to help bring about progressive change. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, she has a strong belief in people power and strength. She is the Social Media Editor for People's World, along with being a journalist for the award winning publication. She’s a self professed geek and lover of pop culture. Chauncey seeks to make sure topics that affect working class people, peoples of color, and women are constantly in the spotlight and part of the discussion.

Matt Bernico
Matt Bernico

Matt Bernico is an independent researcher, journalist, and organizer in the Fight for $15. He has a Ph.D. in Media Communication from the European Graduate School. His primary research interests are at the intersections of religion, politics, and technology. You can hear more from him on the podcasts he co-hosts, "The Magnificast" and "Beyond the Page."

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