Join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival!
Led by Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis, the National Call for Moral Revival brings back to life the Poor People’s Campaign that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began and died for fifty years ago. The aim of the movement is to force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy during a key election year.
Twelve sweeping and deep fundamental principles guide the movement, beginning with “We are rooted in a moral analysis based on our deepest religious and constitutional values that demand justice for all. Moral revival is necessary to save the heart and soul of our democracy.”
Visit poorpeoplescampaign.org, to read the history, principles, and demands of the movement and think about how you might get involved. Sign up on the website to receive regular email links to resources and inspiring live-streaming events.
On May 14, the Campaign will launch 6 weeks of non-violent moral fusion direct action with events in Washington, D.C. and 30+ state capitals. In addition to actions in Olympia on 6 consecutive Mondays, events will take place in Seattle and across the Washington. State-wide actions are being coordinated by a volunteer committee led by 3 co-chairs. Follow the local FB page at http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonPPC/
This is just the beginning of a sustained and multi-dimensional movement. The UUC Racial Justice Team hopes to plan future activities in support of the Campaign. Interested? Contact Judith Wood.