July 2, 2020
The Poor People’s Campaign is presenting its updated moral budget to national Democrats and also has asked the GOP to review it.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, planned to present its Moral Justice Jubilee Policy Platform to the Democratic National Convention’s platform drafting committee in a digital meeting on Thursday evening.
The campaign unveiled the platform at its digital justice assembly on June 20th, when more than 2.5 million people viewed it on Facebook alone. In addition, some 300,000 letters were sent to congressional representatives, U.S. senators and governors.
The platform is grounded in five principles: Everyone is deserving of our nation’s abundance; when you lift from the bottom, everybody rises; those on the front lines of these crises must lead in identifying the solutions; debts that cannot be paid must be relieved and a moral revolution of values is needed to repair the breach in our land.
Republicans have not responded to the campaign’s offer to review the platform with them.
Contact: Martha Waggoner | [email protected] | 919-295-0802
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, is building a broad and deep moral fusion movement rooted in the leadership of poor people to unite our country from the bottom up. We demand that both major political parties address the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. Our updated agenda, the Poor People’s Moral Justice Jubilee Policy Platform, addresses these issues.