About the Illinois Poor People’s Campaign

A Movement, Not a Moment

The Poor People’s Campaign is building a long-term movement that is building power for the justice and liberation of the poor and all those impacted by the evils of Systemic Racism, The War Economy, Ecological Devastation, Poverty, & our Distorted Moral Narrative.

We stand on the shoulders of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and are taking his vision of the original Poor People’s Campaign and running with it in our time.

Currently, we have about 4200 leaders, members, and supporters in our state. For 2019, our goal is to strengthen the relationships, the skills, and the resources among this group. Additionally, we are working to connect to more impacted people all across our state.

Are you someone that is inspired by the Principles, Demands & Priorities of the Campaign? We want to partner with you. Please click the “Join” link and complete that process.

Are you part of an organization doing work that reflects an aspect of the Campaign’s priorities and want to explore becoming a Partner of the Poor People’s Campaign? Please send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page and we will respond as soon as we can.

Forward together, NOT ONE STEP BACK!


To learn more about the overall movement, you can refer to the national Poor People’s Campaign website.

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