Fifty years ago, Rev. Dr. King called for a Poor People's Campaign. Poor people from all across the country, of all races, started coming together to wage a campaign against racism, war, and poverty. Today, organizations of the poor are taking up that call again, building a New Poor People's Campaign for today.
The New Poor People's Campaign is a way for the poor to take action together and lead with a new moral vision for our society. Through a series of Truth Commissions, Revivals, and other events, we're getting ready to take up Rev. Dr. King's unfinished work.
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How can a united movement of the poor lead the way to solving today’s global crises? Read more.
What was Dr. King’s vision for a Poor People’s Campaign? Read more.
Tell us about your work and join the call for a new Poor People’s Campaign for today. Read more.
This year we celebrated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by continuing his work. Across the country, organizations included the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign in their marches, cultural events, community meetings, and assemblies. Read more.
Remarks about the need for a New Poor People’s Campaign from Beth Foster of the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center, at Unity event in Chattanooga, TN. Read more.
An open letter in support of the water protectors at Standing Rock, from the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign. Read more.