June 20, 2020
The digital social justice assembly sponsored by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call to Moral Revival attracted about 1.2 million Facebook viewers Saturday in its first of three broadcasts on Saturday.
The morning broadcast of the digital Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington attracted the 1.2 million Facebook viewers. That number doesn’t include MSNBC’s broadcast on YouTube; listeners who tuned in on radio; media outlets that broadcast the program from their online platforms or C-SPAN.
The number also doesn’t include those who viewed a later broadcast of the program on Saturday or the one that airs at 6 p.m. Eastern Sunday.
In addition, 150,000 unique visitors from 143 countries took one or more actions on the Poor People’s Campaign during and immediately following the first broadcast.
The program focused on the 140 million poor and low-income people in the U.S., or 43% of the country. Some 700 people die each day from poverty, or 250,000 people a year. And those numbers were the reality before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The campaign is sponsored by Repairers of the Breach, based in Goldsboro, North Carolina, whose president is Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice in New York City, whose director is Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.
Rev. Barber and Rev. Theoharis are co-chairs of the campaign.
For additional information: June2020.org / poorpeoplescampaign.org Twitter: @UniteThePoor / Instagram: @poorpeoplescampaign / Facebook: @ANewPPC