Poor People's Campaign

October 21, 2020

WHAT: The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival holds its final Senate town hall in Texas. Voters have the opportunity to hear the candidate’s positions on issues such as poverty, systemic racism, living wages, union rights, health care for all and questions directly related to the pandemic. 

WHO: The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, co-chaired by Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. In addition, two directly impacted Texans will ask questions of the candidate, including Dallas resident Marsha Jackson, who has been fighting ecological devastation literally in her own backyard. Democratic challenger MJ Hegar has agreed to speak. Republican Senator John Cornyn has ignored multiple invitations to speak to the questions and priorities of poor and low-income Texans.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. CT / 5:30 MT Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

WHERE: Join online at https://vote.poorpeoplescampaign.org

WHY: 44% of Texas residents are poor or low-income — and that was before the pandemic. Poor and low-income voters are the most ignored demographic when it comes to political power and policy. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is working to unleash that voting power, demanding candidates and political campaigns speak to the policies that directly affect our lives. 

**The event will be captioned. 

BACKGROUND:  The Poor People’s Campaign has released a groundbreaking report titled “Unleashing the Power of Poor and Low-Income Americans: Changing the Political Landscape.” The report shows that poor and low-income people can change the political calculus of this nation in the presidential race in 15 states and 16 U.S. Senate races with just a small uptick in voting. 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: @ANewPPC

CONTACTS: Martha Waggoner:  martha@poorpeoplescampaign.org