CURE exposes radical agenda and extreme positions of new “Poor People’s Campaign”
For immediate release: July 13, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, CURE Policy blasted the radical agenda of those cloaked in the banner of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Poor People’s Campaign” but are working to implement radical redistribution policies by targeting Members of Congress in a series of aggressive tactics over the next few weeks.
While claiming to push to end the filibuster, secure a federal takeover of state election procedures, and enact a $15 per hour minimum wage, the far left’s Third Reconstruction agenda, wrapped in a moral veneer, is a laundry list of proposals they claim are needed to address “the injustices of systemic racism, the denial of health care and ecological devastation, militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.”
“Dr. King was about repentance and restoration; this new movement is about revenge and redistribution,” said Star Parker, President and CEO of the Center for Urban Renewal & Education. “This campaign wants the federal government to control our lives and our incomes, redistributing wealth in the name of ‘equity’ by establishing new social welfare programs, expanding welfare benefits, a guaranteed annual income, and a higher minimum wage.”
While Dr. King was looking for a middle ground that was non-violent with an “ultimate goal of freedom, independence, and self-determination,” this campaign, led by Rev. William Barber, calls for civil disobedience and a radical alteration of our society as indicated in H. Res. 438.
“Reverend Barber’s agenda is misinformed, dangerous, and divisive,” said Rev. Kenneth Fontenot, Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Wilson, N.C. “To attempt to dissolve our nation’s safeguards and dissolve the filibuster in the name of a radical agenda undermines both the government and the people. Furthermore, the very things that the Reverend Barber suggests will help poor people, will actually harm them.”
Through its Clergy Center of hundreds of African-American pastors across the country, the Center for Urban Renewal & Education will be tracking the activities of this group in the coming weeks and communicating with Congress the views of millions of Americans who oppose the socialist agenda and redistribution tactics of the Left.
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