KPFK / Free Speech TV: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis interviewed by Sonali Kolhatkar for Rising Up with Sonali

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KPFK / Free Speech TV
June 8, 2022

Poor People’s Campaign Converges on D.C. on June 18

Bishop William Barber II and Rev. Liz Theoharis, the co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, have written a letter to President Joe Biden requesting a meeting with the White House ahead of their June 18th March on Washington. In the letter, the two leaders reminded Biden that when he addressed their gathering in September 2020, he “promised that ending poverty would be more than an aspiration in your administration.”

According to Barber and Theoharis, “We have offered a moral narrative that refuses to accept the lies of scarcity or partisan gridlock as excuses for taking action. We are determined to change the conversation about what is possible, so that we can ensure all of our justice, here and now.”

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar’s earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.