Poor People's Campaign

About the Oregon Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Oregon PPC Open House
Thursday, July 2nd
6:30-8:30 PT


Join us on a video or phone call to learn more about how the Oregon PPC is organizing across the state. If you need access to technology to be able to join, let us know ([email protected]) and we will connect you with someone in your community who has access.

If you need Spanish or ASL interpretation, please let us know before Monday July 29.

Oregon PPC builds power by developing pathways to organize tens of thousands of Oregonians to fight systemic poverty, systemic racism, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and a distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. 

We are building circles of people around the state who are using the arts of fusion organizing to build power for long term systemic change.  Fusion organizing means organizing that cuts across typical lines of diversity and division – You can feel it when it’s fusion, when people are coming together from different housing statuses, from different religious traditions, from labor, and across all identities, i.e., racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, physical, abilities, etc. 

Two touchpoints in Oregon PPC’s approach to building power are “The Beloved Community is the Framework for the Future” (Principle #2 of MLK’s nonviolence philosophy) and “Moving at the Speed of Trust” (from Adrienne Maree Brown via Black Lives Matter Detroit).

Get Involved 

The first thing to do is sign up on this National PPC website. When you identify your location as Oregon, that will automatically sign you up to get Oregon PPC’s email blasts about upcoming events. Also, like us on Facebook

There are four main roles or ways to connect with the Oregon Poor People’s Campaign. Each has a different level of involvement or activity. We hope one will be right for you. 

Base – Our base supports and spreads awareness of our work. Join our base by following us on Facebook, signing up at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org and supporting us to get the word out. Share, share, share!  And show up when we call (for events and trainings), when you can!

Member – Base plus you commit to a one month intensive onboarding process that includes reading relational and policy documents and learning about the campaign through a series of three online/phone conversations with state organizers.

After being onboarded, Members commit to study, healing, and personal preparation that prepares you to do fusion organizing and participate in a Monthly Member Call via webcam or phone. Members make a monthly donation to Oregon PPC of any amount to undergird our work ($1/month is a great amount. So is $100/month!). 

Ready to become a Member? Onboarding cohorts are forming for July and August. Come learn about how to become part one of these cohorts on Wednesday, June 24 from 7-8:30pm.

Connector – Connectors are part of existing groups – the local of your union, a faith community, a neighborhood association, etc. You serve as a bridge to link your group to the Oregon Poor People’s Campaign. You serve as a liaison to help your group know what’s happening in the PPC and to identify ways you could build the movement. Participate in a quarterly Connecter Call. 

Organizer – Organizers are Members who also make a commitment to do daily and weekly work with the campaign, as part of a Circle, a Core Work Team, or the state Coordinating Committee. 

Circles are the main building block of the Oregon PPC. Each circle is a fusion mix of people in a local area who come together for leadership development and for action. We have one circle in Portland and others in the process of development. Circles are started in partnership with the state Coordinating Committee. Contact us at [email protected] to let us know your interest in organizing a circle and to find out what’s happening where you are.  

Core Work Teams are statewide teams that support all the work of Oregon PPC in a certain area (for example, communications, training, and organizing are forming in 2020). If you have a skill that would benefit the entire statewide PPC, let us know and we’ll see how we can plug you into a Core Work Team. 

Oregon PPC is supported by a Coordinating Committee that meets weekly to move the work forward on a statewide level.  

Contact us if you would like more information about any of these opportunities. The best first step is to get on the National PPC mailing list and watch for the next email blast from Oregon PPC! 

Interested in getting involved? Pledge support for the campaign by entering your email and zip code at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org and join us for an Open House on July 2 from 6:30-8pm.

Contact us if you would like more information about any of these opportunities. The best first step is to get on the National PPC mailing list and watch for the next email blast from Oregon PPC! 

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