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Poverty is the virus that puts us at COVID-19 risk

Preparation is vital to a successful response. But the reality of poverty in this country means half of us do not have the resources to prepare. William J. Barber, II and Mitch Landrieu | March 23, 2020 According to an audit conducted by the Poor People’s Campaign in partnership with the Institute for Policy Studies, 140 million Americans cannot afford a $400 emergency. For 43% of the U.S. population, the call to be prepared is like asking a sky-diver to get ready to jump from a plane without a parachute. Living wage for essential service The vast majority of people working for less than a living wage in America are working in ...