Lawmakers and leaders of the faith-based Poor People’s Campaign unveiled a sweeping new resolution Thursday (May 20) designed to eradicate poverty in the U.S., with activists touting it as a broad-based legislative framework that hopes to do for poverty what the Green New Deal proposes to do for environmental issues.

Speaking to press at the Capitol, lawmakers said the resolution, titled “Third Reconstruction: Fully Addressing Poverty and Low Wages From the Bottom Up,” was designed to address a wide range of issues, from wages to voting rights to climate change.

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