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Watch: Is the Future of Social Activism Here Now?

Posted: 04/ 3/2012 12:43 pm

The most recent Moyers & Company looks at what we can do to solve the country's problems, assisted by the smart perspectives of some young -- but very experienced -- activists. Below, drop in on my conversation with Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta about restoring workers' rights -- rights they say have been stripped away by corporations. The two also talk about their involvement in The 99% Spring, which aims to train 100,000 Americans to teach the country about income inequality in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets.

Poo, director and co-founder of the 10,000-member National Domestic Workers Alliance, led the fight for passage of The Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights in New York State, the first of its kind in America.

Gupta is executive director of Jobs with Justice, a labor organization in 46 cities and 26 states working to create a broad, global movement for economic and social justice. Poo and Gupta are also participating in an economic campaign for domestic and homecare workers of all ages called Caring Across Generations.

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