Mississippi Statewide Candidate Town Hall
Thursday, November 2, 2023
WHAT: Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival holds a virtual statewide candidate forum. Voters have the opportunity to hear from candidates about their positions on issues such as voting rights, medicaid expansion, a living wage, public education, infrastructure, and .
WHO: The Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, co-chaired by Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, along with at least two poor or low-income people who will ask questions of the candidates.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. Central/8:00 p.m. Eastern Thursday, November 2, 2023.
WHERE: Join online at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream
**The event will be open 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.