Poor People's Campaign

February 25, 2021

WHAT: The Poor People’s Campaign: A Call for Moral Revival focuses its next Moral Monday on the fight for environmental justice, economic justice and health care for all; we continue to demand a just COVID relief bill and living wages for all workers. From the sacred lands of Oak Flat in Arizona, threatened by a sale to an international mining company, to the poisoned air and water in Cancer Alley in Louisiana and hunger strikers resisting the pollution of children in Illinois and states in between, we will fight for the rights of people to their clean air, water, land and the right to survive and thrive. 

WHO: The co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis will be joined by members of the Apache Stronghold (Oak Flat); Rise St. James (Cancer Alley); Southside Recycling Fight PPC (fighting a car recycling plant in Chicago); the Byhalia Pipeline Fight in Memphis, Tennessee; the Line 3 pipeline fight in Minnesota, and those fighting for clean water in Flint, Michigan; taking on the climate and economic chaos that a winter storm caused in Texas; Black farmers in Mississippi who are denied state and federal aid; and plans for an insulation factory in Ranson, West Virginia. 

WHEN: 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT Monday, March 1  

WHERE: Online at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/

WHY: To heal the nation, we must heal the earth and heal our people. On Monday, we’ll show how communities are standing up to environmental injustice, and how the fight to keep $15/hr in the Covid relief bill is connected to the struggle for health care and the struggle to heal our earth.  As the Biden-Harris administration and a new Congress take control of our government, we remind them that environmental justice is woven through our 14 Policy Priorities to Heal the Nation: A Moral and Economic Agenda for the first 100 days in demands for healthcare for all, climate resilience, energy efficiency and socially beneficial industries and jobs in poor and low-income communities.

**This online event will be ASL interpreted and open captioned. 

BACKGROUND: Nationally, more than 140 million poor and low-income people live in the United States, or 43% of the country’s population, and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, with organizing committees in 45 states, is building a moral fusion movement to address the five interlocking injustices of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism and a distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. Our demands are reflected in our Jubilee Platform.  

For additional information: poorpeoplescampaign.org  https://youtu.be/PmOjcUoDhEs

Twitter: @unitethepoor / Instagram: @poorpeoplescampaign / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ANewPPC

CONTACT: Martha Waggoner: [email protected]  | 919-295-0802