"Even here in Sacramento, the gentrification of our cities (is) pushing poor and working people out of them", the 71-year-old actor said.
"We are a part of the huddled masses, and we are still yearning to be free", Johnson said. Most were cited by police for impeding traffic by standing in the street.
"We understand that in order to change things we have to do the rallies, we have to do organizing, we have to do voter mobilization, we have to engage in civil disobedience", said the Rev. William J. Barber II, who co-chairs the organization alongside the Rev. Liz Theoharis. Those protests were meant to oppose the Republican-dominated legislature's agenda, its cuts in unemployment benefits, opposition to expanding Medicaid, and restrictive voting rights laws.
All across the country people gathered at state capitol buildings for the national event. They had scheduled protests at state capitols across much of the eastern United States on Monday, according to their website.
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After this, the petrol price in Delhi will now cost Rs 74.80 per liter and in Mumbai the cost of petrol is Rs 82.65 per liter. The markets suffered a total revenue loss of Rs 380 crore in this period, according to an analysis by the Business Standard.
The Poor People's Campaign protesters said they wanted to highlight the way veterans, children, women, teachers and others are being treated.
Sylvia Orduno is with the campaign and the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization.
The group says a "sweeping" overhaul of the country's voting rights laws is needed, as well as public policies around poverty. The 40-day duration echoes a typical biblical period of preparation, such as Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the desert before his ministry began.
At its heart, it is made up of clergy - mostly on the liberal left.
Monday's rally kicked off 40 days of protest and voter mobilization here in ME and across the country, leading up to a rally in Washington, D.C. next month.
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Analysts say he also benefited from his ability to command a fiercely loyal base in an election that saw historically low turnout. Election officials Sunday night released results for ten of Iraq's 19 provinces, accounting for more than half the vote.
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The former Senate Democratic leader declined to seek re-election in 2016 after more than three decades in Congress. Secretary of State John Kerry during a lecture series at the University of Nevada, Reno, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
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Even so, OPEC and its allies were still trimming output more than their supply-cutting pact required. That is roughly 800,000 bpd less than the amount OPEC says the world needs from the group this year.
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On that same day, police said they later detonated four bombs found in the house of the family who carried out the bombings. However, hundreds of Indonesians have flocked in recent years to fight alongside the militant group there.
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The Jets opened the third period on a power play after Blake Wheeler was tripped with two seconds left in the second period. It was a massive insurance goal for the Golden Knights, and it essentially slam the door shut right in Winnipeg's face.
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Its key commitments include the compilation of statistics to record the gender of the filmmakers and key crew of all submissions. Cannes has been criticized over the years for the gender imbalance in films selected for screening at the festival.
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Jeffrey Cadeddu, a professor of urology and radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The hospitalization comes as Melania Trump, 48, has taken a higher-profile role in the White House in recent weeks.