The New Poor People's Campaign

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.

#MLKLives – Taking action together

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.

Endorsing the PPC from Chattanooga, TN

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.

Dear Standing Rock

An open letter in support of the water protectors at Standing Rock, from the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign. Read more.

Who's endorsing the Poor People's Campaign

Social Welfare Action Alliance

Why Hunger


Food and Water Watch

Michigan Welfare Rights Organization

The George Wiley Center

Arise for Social Justice

Veterans for Peace

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Chaplains on the Harbor (Aberdeen, WA)

People's History of Elkhart

People’s History of Elkhart (Indiana)

The Assembly to End Poverty

The Assembly to End Poverty

Alabamas Young, Black, & Green

Alabama’s Young, Black & Green

Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center

Equal Justice Initiative

Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise


Highlander Research and Education Center

Student Labor Action Movement – NYU

Coalition Against Corporate Higher Education

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

Earth News Channel

Alabama Multi-Cultural Fisher and Seafood Worker-Owned Cooperative

Bob Zellner (SNCC/North Carolina NAACP)

World Student Christian Federation – North America

WRFG 89.3 FM – Community Radio Atlanta

On Earth Peace

National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (Sri Lanka)

National Union of Domestic Employees (Trinidad and Tobego)

Judson Memorial Church

Vermont Workers’ Center

US Human Rights Network

Union Theological Seminary

The People’s Movement Against POSCO (India)

Defend Job Philippines

Ebenezer Baptist Chuch

Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock

Picture the Homeless

The Micah Institute

Media Mobilizing Project

Labor Religion Coalition of New York State


Dr. Vandana Shiva

United Workers of Baltimore City

Faith In New York

Southern Maine Workers’ Center

Put People First! PA

Rev. Dr. William J Barber, II

Committee on US-Latin American Relations (Cornell University)

Alabama Save OurSelves Coalition

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

The Kairos Center