United Church of Christ

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

June 23: Global Day of Solidarity and Sending Forth Call to Action Mass Rally in Washington, D.C.

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. Join us on the National Mall at 10:00 AM between 7th Street and 9th Street for words of inspiration, spirit-filled music and the chance to connect and strategize with advocates from around the country.

The UCC Washington DC office will be hosting a pre-rally gathering for UCC members attending the rally. Please register below if you are planning to come so we can have a head count for breakfast. You can find more information on the UCC gathering and rally here.

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Washington, D.C. and State Capitols
Sandy Sorensen ·

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40 Days of Action

May 14 launched the Poor People's Campaign 40 days of action and advocacy in state capitols and in Washington, DC. The 40 Days of Action featured 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 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 info@poorpeoplescampaign.org. Check out this map of our events and rallies coming up for actions near you.

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
- Read a UCC perspective on this theme: The World that Could Be: Militarism and Our National Priorities
- Take Action: Say NO to Perpetual War 

Week Four: Ecological Devastation and Health: Clean Air, Clean Water and Health Care for All
- UCC pastor: I pray with my body in the Poor People's Campaign

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