Poor People’s Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival
Poverty Amidst Pandemic: A Moral Response to COVID-19
SIGN ON TO THE DEMANDS
With its broad sweep, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us into an unprecedented national emergency. This emergency, however, results from a deeper and much longer term crisis — that of poverty and inequality, and of a society that ignores the needs of 140 million people who are poor or a $400 emergency away from being poor.
Watch the discussion from Thursday, March 19, with MoveOn about a Moral Response to the dual crises of Pandemic and Poverty.
And sign on to the Poor People’s Campaign’s demands in response to COVID-19 here.
Click here for additional readings & resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic from the Poor People’s Campaign and our national co-chairs.
Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington
IS GOING DIGITAL
June 20, 2020
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In mid November, national, state and regional leaders from around the country gathered for three days of planning, learning and fellowship in Chicago. Illinois Poor People's campaign was blessed to have this convening in our state and quite a few of us were able to...
National Campaign Goals
1) Shift the Narrative
2) Build Power
3) Impact Elections and Policies
The goals of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival for Phase II remain: to shift the narrative, to build power among the poor and moral leaders, and to impact elections and policies around systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative.
Moral Fusion Organizing?
“Fusion coalition pulls people together––not so much left and right and red and blue.” The individuals who form the coalition are gathered around “key issues, moral issues that are rooted in constitutional morality and religious morality.
The Poor People’s Campaign and it’s supporters have brought people from varying backgrounds together “around a five-point agenda challenging the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nations distorted morality.”
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Learn, Learn, Learn
Seriously, this movement is founded on facts. As Rev . Barber says “If you’re gonna be LOUD, you better be right.”
This is a different way of organizing than many of us are used to so we are all learning together. Click below to learn more about what this campaign is and isn’t and to see a list of educational resources. You will also learn about volunteer opportunities and how to request an orentation near you.
OUR DEMANDs AND PRIORITIES:
A MORAL AGENDA BASED ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
POVERTY and inequality
war economy and militarism
DISTORTED NATIONAL MORALITY
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