“The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. We need you to step up and join our efforts.”
Last weekend January 27th 2018, I attended the Poor People’s Campaign organizing meeting in Sacramento.
Over the course of the four-hour meeting, various speakers and facilitators discussed what the PPC was, what the goal of the organization is and how we could become involved if we were new. But first, indigenous peoples of the land blessed and welcomed us into the space.
“Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King called for a Poor People’s Campaign to begin a “revolution of values” in America.”
PPC is a revitalization of Dr. King’s broadened views on inequality in America prior to his death. Although he was assassinated before he could do any real organizing behind wealth disparities in America, efforts have been reignited to unite all disenfranchised people who are poor and marginalized to demand a shift of the political, economic and moral structure of this country.
There will be numerous rallies and news conferences held tomorrow morning by the PPC on state Capitals across 25 states. Letters will be delivered to politicians in the state Capital buildings, calling on these leaders to address poverty rates and issues of systematic racism and voter suppression laws.
In addition, PPC will announce the launch of their ’40 days of moral revival’ campaign. The goal is to build unity and power in the most vulnerable and poorest cities, with Sacramento as one of those cities participating in the action.
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