Contained is a complete set of issues for the monthly and bimonthly newspaper Because People Matter, a Sacramento-based publication
that ran from 1992 to 2009. Also included in the collection is an assortment of photographic prints and a cloth banner.
Because People Matter (BPM) began in the early 1990s as a creation of three Sacramento progressive groups: Peace Action, the
Central American Action Committee (CAAC) and the Sacramento Religious Community for Peace (SRCP). Local activist Ruth Hultgren
initiated this project. There was overlap in the organizations' membership, and BPM took the place of their different newsletters.
The organizations committed to jointly pay an editor who would create an engaging and active community newspaper, and Peter
Feeley became that editor. BPM published its first issue in October, 1992.
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