” ‘Martin Luther King was a champion of people in poverty, not just people of color,” Hinton explained. “He spoke to the plight of people who were brown and Black just like me, but also the issues of poverty for everyone.’

That compassion, Hinton said, is sorely needed as the coronavirus pandemic brings more economic suffering and exacerbates long-existing problems, such as the benefits cliff.”

Read insights from SDC’s CEO George Hinton in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s article as he discusses poverty and the current minimum wage: Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to reduce income inequality is echoed in Joe Biden’s $15-an-hour minimum wage proposal.

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