A Boston minister challenges Brown, Warren to focus on poverty
The Rev. Eugene Rivers is at it again. He’s trying to shine a spotlight on the poor and black – and, on himself. On June 6, Rivers and six co-signers delivered letters to Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, asking them to meet, privately with the letter-writers; and then to participate in a public forum, to discuss how, if elected, “you would measurably improve the quality of life for poor black and brown citizens.” Brown has scheduled a July 2 private meeting; Warren has also agreed to a private meeting, but no date has been set.