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CHARLOTTE — Faith leaders and activists rallied in Charlotte and Hickory on Saturday to encourage low-wage workers to vote.

North Carolina’s early voting period started on Thursday. Minister and activist Bishop Bill Barber launched a tour with the groups ‘Repairers of the Breach” and the N.C. Poor’s People Campaign. “We’re tired of our nation ignoring the poor, we’re tired of ignoring the needs that have gone unmet,” Rodney Sadler said. “We’re tired of focusing on a worn? economy that leaves out those who are poor, those who are marginalized. it’s time for us to make a change.” Read more…

From The Charlotte Post:

Working class voters in Charlotte are marching to the state capitol on March 2.

Repairers of the Breach, a faith organization of the Poor People’s Campaign, rallied voters Saturday at Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church as a stop on the Moral March to the Polls Tour. Charlotte faith leaders spoke to reporters about the interests of poor and working-class voters this campaign cycle.

“How many of you know someone who has had a bad experience with the healthcare system? How many of you know someone that hasn’t had all the resources they need in their schools?” organizer Rob Stephens asked the crowd. “How many of you know someone that has a mental health crisis and instead of services they’ve gotten stigmatized? How many of you know someone who’s had to choose between going to work and childcare?” They all raised their hands in response. Read more…

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