The Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation. May 14 will be the launch of the campaign’s 40 days of action and advocacy in state capitols and in Washington, DC. The 40 Days of Action will involve public witnesses at more than 30 statehouses and the U.S. Capitol calling for voting rights protections, programs to address poverty, attention to ecological devastation and measures to curb militarism and the war economy. Each week of the 40 days of action will have an issue focus. To find out more about actions and trainings in your state, contact your state coordinating committee by emailing YOUR STATE[AT]POORPEOPLESCAMPAIGN.ORG (for example if you live in Alaska contact Alaska@poorpeoplescampaign.org) or email email@example.com.
40 Days: Themes
Week One: Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Child Poverty, Women, LGBTQ Community and People with Disabilities
- Read a UCC perspective on this theme and take action: Someone is hurting our people: Hands off SNAP!
Week Two: Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Ending Mass Incarceration and Justice for Immigrants
- Read a UCC perspective on this theme: Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Rollbacks of Voting Rights
- Take Action: It’s Time to End Predatory Prison Phone Rates
Week Three: Militarism, War Economy, Veterans, Education and Our National Priorities
Week Four: Ecological Devastation and Health: Clean Air, Clean Water and Health Care for All
Week Five: Everybody’s Got a Right to Live: Jobs, Income, the Right to Organize and Housing
Week Six: A New and Unsettling Force – A Fusion Movement Rising Up
40 Days: Weekly Breakdown
Sundays: Mass Meetings: National Broadcast @TBD
Mondays: Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action @ 2 pm in State Capitols
Tuesdays: Teaching Tuesdays – National Webinar 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Thursdays: Theomusicology and Movements Arts Culture
Visit their website to sign up for more information – by joining the campaign you can receive updates on trainings and actions in your region.
|Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ is proud to be a national partner of the Poor People's Campaign. RSVP below to let us know if you will be participating in the 40 days of Action in DC or in your home state.|