Our 40 Days of Moral Action concluded with over 25,000 of us rallying and marching on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. demanding an end to the policy violence that is hurting poor children and families across the country. Now, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is entering a new phase—we are back in our states to build power among the poor and dispossessed across the nation.
In the coming months, we will focus on organizing, mobilizing voters and building power among the 140 million Americans living in poverty, particularly in the often-ignored South. Poor and low income people from California to the Carolinas are ignored by politicians from both parties. And even though there are 171 electoral votes from Maryland to Texas, much of the South is ignored in the political calculations made by campaign decision makers around elections.
A movement has to fight with the whole country, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. We already have the people power with organizing committees built in 40 states, including every single one that comprised the former Confederacy. Join us next Thursday, August 16th at 8:30pm ET for a National Webinar of Celebration and Next Steps.
For this public webinar we welcome all people who are on committees in their states, who have come to Campaign events over the last several years, who joined the 40 Days of Action, who have been dedicated followers of the movement via social media: This is a webinar for everyone!
Forward together, not one step back,
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival