Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Sarah Weintraub and Sunny Kurhajetz from Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign join us to talk about what the Poor People’s Campaign is, the work they do, and the “Moral March on Washington and to the Polls” coming in June in Washington, DC.
Their upcoming MORE (Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, and Educating) Tour stop in Madison is on March 28th with National Call for Moral Revival leaders Dr. Rev. William J. Barber and Dr. Rev. Liz Theoharris. Join their email list to get more information!
More on Poor People’s Campaign: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
Moral March on Washington and March 28th rally: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june18/
Join the Madison bus to Washington June 17: https://rally.co/booking/115578/153/trips
Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wisconsinppc/
Sarah Weintraub is a tri-chair of the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign. She is a mother, educator, and community organizer in the movement to unite the poor and dispossessed to end the interlocking injustices of systemic poverty, systemic racism, ecological devastation, and the war economy. In particular, she draws on her family’s experience of being impacted by the broken immigration system and years of organizing for the human right to healthcare. In addition to organizing with the Poor People’s Campaign, Sarah and her family have helped create and develop a garden and organizing space in their neighborhood on Milwaukee’s South Side called el Jardín del Pueblo, or the People’s Garden. Prior to moving to Milwaukee, Sarah lived in Vermont where she was a leader in the Vermont Workers’ Center’s Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign.
Sonia “Sunny” Kurhajetz is a volunteer organizer for the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign-Dane County Chapter. She is originally from Milwaukee and is the daughter of a union social worker and union high school teacher. She has lived in Madison for six years. She works for Dane County Human Services in the Economic Assistance and Work Services division determining eligibility for life sustaining benefits such as FoodShare and BadgerCare Plus. She is also president of AFSCME Dane County Local 720, a 450+ member local.