Madeline Ackley, Originally published in the Downtown Devil.
“How many people have gone to the Corporation Commission?”
Three people raised their hands in the small classroom at First Church UCC Phoenix.
“I don’t blame you,” said Sandy Bahr, director of the Arizona chapter of the Sierra Club.
Tuesday, Bahr spoke to a group of about 15 community members at an informational meeting hosted by the Arizona Poor People’s Campaign. The group borrows its name from Martin Luther King Jr.’s short-lived anti-poverty movement of 1968.
The Poor People’s Campaign is focused on social, economic and environmental justice, and sometimes this takes the form of educational meetings on dry topics like the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).