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Kansans launch nonviolent campaign to demand economic, social justice

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More than 200 people joined clergy and activists from across Kansas to sing and speak Monday about their desire for an awakening of nonviolent action capable of mobilizing voters, delivering hope to people in poverty and turning the tide on racism, militarism and environmental degradation.

The event in the Capitol rotunda was part of a 30-state, six-week program known as the Poor People’s Campaign. Conclusion of the 40-day effort tackling a broad agenda includes a rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Rev. Rose Schwab, of the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church, said state policy openly disenfranchised the poor...

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