Poor People's Day rally highlights poverty issues


Advocates for the poor and the homeless plan a rally at the state Capitol to show support for policies aimed at helping Georgia's least wealthy families.

The 29th Poor People's Day is expected to draw at least 200 for a rally at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and the presentation of a "People's Bailout Plan."

Anita Beaty is executive director of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, which organized the event. She says leaders should stop bailing out banks and start bailing out average Americans.

She proposes a two-year moratorium on foreclosures and evictions as well as the reversal of a plan to privatize Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta, which she says could shut out the working poor.

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