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, indigenous sovereignty, disability rights, 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 if we are ever going to end racism and poverty and save the planet from climate change and war. 
  • 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.
  • We are shifting the narrative by changing the narrators—and pushing out our stories and our solutions. 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 and artists, 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. 
  • Participants will receive information on how to go back to our communities to take action together and continue building power among poor and dispossessed people for November’s election and beyond.
  • We cannot allow another election cycle to pass us by without these interlocking injustices being at the center of the political discourse.
  • 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 2019, we launched a 9-month, 25-state We Must Do M.O.R.E. National Tour. M.O.R.E stands for Mobilize, Organize, Register, and Educate people for a movement that votes. This national tour is building momentum towards June 2020. Go to www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/more/ to find a stop near you!
  • 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 organizers. Many of our leaders fit two or all three of these designations. These leaders represent hundreds of local and statewide organizations. 
  • 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 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 organization 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, the war economy and militarism, ecological devastation and religious nationalism 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.
  • We are aiming  to make June 20, 2020 fully accessible to our entire Poor People’s Campaign family. Go to bit.ly/ppc2020accessibility to learn about our current plan for accessibility. The Campaign’s leadership nationally and in the state coordinating committees is made up of poor people, clergy and moral leaders, and advocates bringing people together across lines of division. Our Leadership includes Deaf and Disabled folks as well as leaders who communicate in a number of languages. Speakers on June 20, 2020 will speak to the issues facing poor people in particular who are Deaf and Disabled and point to our demands for disability justice in the Moral Agenda.
  • This Campaign is built by leaders from the bottom up. We know that we always have more to learn regarding accessibility, disability justice and defeating ableism. If you are interested in joining our volunteer PPC Accessibility Advisory Team or if you are organizing a delegation that will include people with accessibility concerns, please email us at accessibility@poorpeoplescampaign.org so we can be in touch. Additional access requests or any questions can be directed to that email as well.
  • Click here to find out how we are working to make June 20, 2020 fully accessible.
  • June 20, 2020 can only be the generationally-transformative assembly if people like you join us by organizing in your community, organizations, congregations, unions, neighborhoods and families. Change comes when we build power together!
  • Struggles against the five interlocking injustices across the country are coming together in DC to demand an agenda that uplifts us all. From Oak Flat in Arizona where the Apache Stronghold is fighting to preserve sacred ground from a copper mining giant, to Mississippi, where immigrants are fighting to protect their families and activists are exposing inhumane conditions in prisons, to North Carolina, where we continue to defend the sacred right to vote, the rejected will be the cornerstone of the new country we are building together.