#MLKLives – Taking action together

#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.

Endorsing the PPC from Chattanooga, TN

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.

Dear Standing Rock

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.

Celebrate MLK: It’s time for a New Poor People’s Campaign

Celebrate MLK: It’s time for a New Poor People’s Campaign

This MLK Weekend (January 14th-16th), people around the country will be working together to revive Rev. Dr. King’s call for a Poor People’s Campaign. In 2017 as in 1967, our nation needs to undergo a “radical revolution of values” and it’s the poor and the dispossessed who are in the best position to lead the way; But only if we’re able to take action together. This MLK Weekend, we’re taking another step in that direction.

‘Interview about the Poor People’s Campaign: “Half of the US Population is Poor”’

‘Interview about the Poor People’s Campaign: “Half of the US Population is Poor”’

An interview about the Poor People’s Campaign with the Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist of the Kairos Center, published in ‘The Dawn: International Newsletter of Popular Struggles.’

Luis Rodriguez: Something is dying so something else can be born

Luis Rodriguez: Something is dying so something else can be born

This is where we are in this country. A time of reckoning. A New Poor People’s Campaign can’t be about any viable reforms within this system. It has to stretch the system beyond its limitations.

Calling for a New Poor People’s Campaign in Grays Harbor County, WA

Calling for a New Poor People’s Campaign in Grays Harbor County, WA

At a “State of the Streets” event in Westport, Washington, Chaplains on the Harbor announced their endorsement of the call for a new Poor People’s Campaign.

The Poor People’s Campaign Midwest Tour

The Poor People’s Campaign Midwest Tour

From May 16th-26th, more than 40 leaders from 20 organizations and 10 states participated in the Poor People’s Campaign Midwest Tour.

National Organizing Call: Appalachia

National Organizing Call: Appalachia

This past July, a group of people committed to the call for a new Poor People’s Campaign from Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Louisiana took part in a tour of Appalachia to build relationships with communities there and learn from them about the conditions they’re dealing with and the enemies they’re facing. Below are […]

Poor People’s Campaign National Organizing Calls

Poor People’s Campaign National Organizing Calls

The Poor People’s Campaign National Organizing Calls are about understanding ourselves and who we’re up against in building the unity and power of the poor.