Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the Poor People’s Moral Action Congress?
The Congress will officially kick off at 1pm on Monday, June 17 and will end late afternoon on Wednesday, June 19. Plans are being made for a worship service led by Rev. Barber and Rev. Theoharis, on Sunday June 16 (more details available soon).

2. Where will it take place?
Washington, DC. The Congress will convene on the campus of Trinity Washington University, not far from the Brookland/Catholic University Metro Stop. If you are flying, the closest airport is Washington National (DCA)(with easy Metro access to Trinity). Baltimore Washington International/Thurgood Marshall airport is further away but also accessible to Washington, DC.

3. What’s going to happen at the Congress?
We will launch the Poor People’s Campaign Moral and Constitutional Budget, hold a National Freedom School, and invite Presidential candidates for a forum on our demands and budget. We plan to visit Capitol Hill during the Congress and have requested a hearing at Congress.

4. How much will it cost to attend?
Our goal is to ensure that no one will be turned away based on their ability to pay. Participants can expect to pay between $150 and $250 for registration, which will include meals and local transportation throughout the Congress. 

5. What about housing?
Dorm style housing will be available both at Trinity Washington University and Howard University (less than 1 mile from Trinity). Housing rates will be as low as $45/person/night for those sharing rooms and as high as $75/person/night for those wanting single rooms in shared suites. For groups that want low-cost housing we are working with several churches in the area that may make some of their facilities available (church basement floors) at low-cost for groups.

6. When will registration be available?
April 1, 2019 you will be able to register online and through paper forms.

7. What if we want to register a group?
There will be a group registration rate. These must be filled out by the group organizer and sent in to be eligible for the group rates. We encourage state campaigns to register as a group. This will also incentivize campaign members from your state registering as part of the state campaign delegation so you can be in communication with them leading up to the Congress and bring them into the work.