Starting next week, tens of thousands of people across the country will participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.
This renewal of the Poor People's Campaign, comes 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., first put forth his vision of a multi-racial movement to address the root causes of poverty. CWA's Human Rights Growth Fund is supporting work with the Poor People's campaign.
"The challenge that the Poor People's Campaign puts before us could not come at a more critical time," said CWA President Chris Shelton. "Are we committed to working to fulfill the promise of our democratic traditions, toward a more equal and just society? Are we ready to listen to the voices of those who have been disenfranchised and silenced as they call on us to build a better future?"
The 40 Days of Moral Action will culminate in a mass rally in Washington, D.C., on June 23rd.
Learn more at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org.