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Poor People's Campaign focusing on Rensselaer County

Feb 21, 2019 12:31 am
Mallory Moench reports in the Albany Times Union that the Capital Region Poor People's Campaign is focusing on Rensselaer County in its second year. The group of activists are working on issues such as police-involved shootings and immigrant sanctuary city status in Troy and environmental justice in Hoosick Falls. "If we can knit things together through Rensselaer County," Joe Paparone, lead organizer for the Labor-Religion Coalition. said, "there's a real possibility for change." Last year, about 125 people associated with the group were arrested at several protests in Albany. Read the full story in the Albany Times Union.