Poor People's Campaign
  • The Moral Agenda is a reflection of deep engagement with communities around the country and an assessment of the conditions we face today, as contained in the Souls of Poor Folk Audit.
  • The Campaign’s demands were released in April 2018 in the Moral Agenda and Declaration of Fundamental Rights. From voting rights, workers’ rights, welfare, health care, housing, education, water and sanitation and peace, these demands present a comprehensive, transformative political and moral agenda for this nation.
  • As we show in the Poor People’s Moral Budget: Everybody Has a Right to Live!, it is possible to end systemic racism, poverty, and violence, while building new infrastructure and capacity to combat climate change. On June 20, 2020, we will demand that the nation commit to this Moral Agenda.
  • We know the poor and dispossessed of this country must organize to address systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism. The question isn’t how much it costs to address these moral issues, but what it costs us not to.
  • On June 20, 2020, we rise to speak truth, to challenge the distorted moral narrative, and to call this nation to the ethic of love and justice. We demand action.
  • On June 20, 2020, the stage is being built for the plight, fight and insight of poor, dispossessed and impacted leaders and organizers, joined by moral leaders, advocates, artists and allies, to present to the nation and the world the moral outrage of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. The program will include the stories, solutions and songs of movement leaders and artists.
  • June 20, 2020 falls after the primaries and before the two major political party conventions — a time when thousands of people united and organized can impact the platform of the 2020 Presidential Campaigns going forward.
  • The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is claiming the third weekend in June, the time of the summer solstice, to shine a light on the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.
  • In September we launched a 9-month, 25-state We Must Do M.O.R.E. Tour, June 20, 2020 will be a rallying point to bring us together to launch a wave of concerted, coordinated activity towards November 2020 and beyond.
  • Please click here to find a tour stop near you!
  • From Oak Flat, where the Apache Stronghold is fighting to preserve sacred ground from a copper mining giant, to Mississippi, where we are fighting to protect immigrants and expose inhumane conditions in prisons, to North Carolina, where we continue to defend the sacred right to vote, we are joining movements across the country led by our state coordinating committees, faith bodies and partners.
  • We are changing the narrative by putting a face on the issues through multiple forms of media. We encourage you to join us by engaging your local media outlets and social media to spread the word about the Campaign and June 20, 2020.
  • The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington is being organized, energized and driven primarily by poor and directly impacted people through the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
  • Each state coordinating committee of the Poor People’s Campaign is made up of people who are directly impacted by racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation, moral and faith leaders, and advocates and allies. Many of our leaders fit two or all three of these designations.
  • The Poor People’s Campaign is anchored by two organizations, Repairers of the Breach and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice and is made up of over forty state coordinating committees and hundreds of national partners including faith bodies, labor unions, civil and human rights organizations, environmental justice, fraternal organizations and others.
  • As our demands show, we are militantly non-partisan, and yet very political. We believe both political parties have failed to center systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy as the moral issues of our day.
  • We are recruiting and registering people for a movement that votes because we know that a shift in voter participation of poor and low-wealth people can fundamentally shift electoral landscape in this country. Not just for a party or a single election, but for a generation.
  • June 20, 2020 can only be the generationally-transformative movement if people like you join us by organizing in your community, organizations, congregations, unions, neighborhoods and families. Change comes from people like you building power!