Though Vote Common Good had announced that the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, would be participating in our event this October, we regret that we had not discussed with Rev. Barber our stated commitment to “dislodge control of the Congress from the Republican Party.” Rev. Barber and the moral movement want to be clear that, while they challenge all politicians on moral issues and encourage all citizens to vote for the common good, they do not participate in or endorse partisan events. When Rev Barber has spoken at partisan events, he has gone as an individual and made clear up front that he comes as a moral voice and reserves the right to be critical and to speak about policy issues in moral terms.

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