Local activists pressure Wisconsin members of Congress to back poverty resolution

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Local activists are putting pressure on Wisconsin members of Congress to back a proposal that aims to end poverty.

"We cannot end the suffering in our communities with one policy on housing over there and one policy on wages over here and a little tweak to health care over there," said Sarah Weintraub with the Wisconsin's Poor Peoples Campaign. "So, this resolution is a bold and sweeping resolution that really calls on us to address all these things together."

The resolution has a long list of proposed economic policies. They include universal health care, paid leave, raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing the right to form and join unions.

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