Barber threatens legal action against state at Moral Monday rally

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-11 09:56:49

Rev. William J. Barber II, Poor People's Campaign founder and co-chair, speaks during a Moral Monday rally, held by the campaign, outside of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Rev. William Barber said Monday that he and his organization are prepared to file a against the State of Mississippi in the wake of Jackson’s water crisis, saying the state is violating fair housing regulations.

The comments came Monday night during Barber’s second visit to Jackson as part of his Moral Monday rallies, held in front of the governor’s mansion.

Barber, a pastor and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, spoke on a stage on the street outside the governor’s mansion and chided government leaders who have not prioritized the city’s water infrastructure. He also voiced…

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