Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, is now a podcaster!
In the most recent episode of “Power, Poverty, and Politics,” she tells the truth about the Poor People’s Campaign. In this nine-minute episode, Star talks about this campaign’s objectives, which are not in the best interests of “poor” people.
Members of this campaign include clergy like Rev. William Barber, former president of the NAACP’s state chapter in North Carolina and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign. He and other “leaders” will conduct a march in Texas from Georgetown to the state capital in Austin on Saturday, July 31, “to stop the attack on democracy by ending the filibuster.” They claim that common-sense voting laws are designed to “bury” the voting rights of “poor” people.
Star wants to know what ending the filibuster has to do with poor people.
“Look, concern about poverty is something we all share,” she said. “But what bothers me is that the factors driving poverty, according to research, lots and lots of research, including by my organization, Cure Policy… are ignored by the Poor People’s Campaign. And the issues on which they choose to focus either have nothing to do with the realities of poverty or actually are making things worse.”
Tune in to find out how. Star also sets the record straight that the Senate filibuster is a powerful tool to protect the interests of minorities. Listen to the episode here or on Spotify, Apple, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, or Stitcher.