Poor People's Campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us into an unprecedented national emergency. Much is changing day by day, but here is what we know: this emergency results from a deeper and much longer-term crisis — of poverty, inequality and of a society that ignores the needs of 140 million people who are poor or a $400 emergency away from being poor. We must respond quickly and boldly to take care of all of our people. 

We also know that the coronavirus is awakening many to the political and economic crises that have long been buried under the surface: before COVID-19, nearly 700 people died everyday because of poverty and inequality in this country. A moral fusion movement is necessary to not just weather this storm, but to transform the nation. Over the last two years, our organizing has demonstrated the power and leadership of poor people. We know that through this crisis we must rise together to broaden our movement and win a better world for all of us. 


COVID-19 Readings and Resources

CDC Recommendations to Protect Yourself

Poverty Amidst Pandemic: A Moral Response to Covid-19

Who is Left Out of the COVID-19 Legislation: Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Health Justice Advisory Committee Statement

Poverty Amidst Pandemic: A Moral Response to the Pandemic – A Litany

Coronavirus shows that impact of poverty not limited to the poor 
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II & Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

In Times Like These
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

The Coronavirus Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty: A Message from Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Plagues Expose the Foundations of Injustice
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

The Revival of the National Union of the Homeless
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

The Coronavirus Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty: Resources for Study
The Kairos Center