"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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Aleksandar Mitrovic says that he was "so proud and so happy" after helping Fulham reach the Championship playoff final. But well done to the boys. "They were two very, very poor goals for us to give away".
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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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.
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She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder eight years before police escorted her to Olive View Medical Center in Los Angeles. She also acted in theatrical productions, most notably appearing on Broadway in a 2002 production of The Vagina Monologues .