Category: Interviews

Beto O’Rourke and Poor People’s Campaign take the fight for voting rights to the streets in Texas

American Voices on MSNBC
Interview by Alicia Menendez
July 24, 2021

As 50 Texas Democrats remain in Washington. D.C. to block Republicans from passing a restrictive voting bill, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke is teaming up with the Poor People’s Campaign to organize a Selma-style march urging for federal voting rights legislation from home. O’Rourke and Reverend Liz Theoharis, the co-founder of the Poor People’s Campaign, join American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss what’s at stake for Texans and Americans as a whole if lawmakers fail to protect voting rights.

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Rev. Liz Theoharis of Poor People’s Campaign Arrested in Protest over Voting Rights & Infrastructure

Democracy Now!
July 23, 2021

Nearly 100 women from around the United States were arrested outside the Supreme Court as they marked the 173rd anniversary of the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls with a protest calling for voting rights and economic justice. We speak with Reverend Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and one of those who was arrested. She says Congress needs to scrap the filibuster, pass voting rights legislation and pass a “bold infrastructure bill” that addresses economic inequality, as well as the climate. She also discusses the work of her father, historian Athan Theoharis, who recently died after a lengthy career dedicated to exposing FBI misconduct.

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Interview on Sojourner Truth Radio

Sojourner Truth Radio
Interview by Margaret Prescod
September 11, 2020

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, joint coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, joins us to discuss an upcoming virtual event entitled: “Voting is Power Unleashed.” This, as voters sort the confusion and seeming mystery about how to vote in November. All voters are warned to come up with a plan.

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Liz Theoharis on The Real News

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis On The We Must Do M.O.R.E. Tour & Poor People’s Campaign

“Sojourner Truth” with host Margaret Prescod
Pacifica Radio
September 24, 2019

We’re excited to be joined by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, a joint coordinator along with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign, a National Call for Moral Revival. The Campaign, which was first started by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. just months before his assassination, has been revived and has a base across 40 U.S. states. The campaign is challenging what it calls the five pillars of evil: poverty, racism, the war economy, environmental devastation and the nation’s distorted moral narrative.

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