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The Poor People’s Campaign Launched Today in Washington

Reverend William Barber, one of the principal folks behind the Poor People’s Campaign (image from The Nation)

This just came across my Facebook feed and considering the Senate just jammed a bill up our asses that will make rich people even richer and keep poor people squabbling for scraps, I figured I’d share it with you.

The Poor People’s Campaign just officially launched a national call for moral revival to unite people across the country in order challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation, and the nation’s incredibly fucked up morality. Today marks 50 years t the day since MLK called for the first Poor People’s Campaign. Sign up with them here so you can be informed about the plans to set off the largest waves of civil disobedience in US history.

Below is the video that was live streamed earlier at the launch:

Here’s the text from the post attached to the video:

Poor, Disenfranchised, Clergy to Launch New Movement For Moral Revival of America: Leaders to Announce Historic Wave of Direct Action, Non-Violent Civil Disobedience

Washington – On Monday, 50 years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others called for the original Poor People’s Campaign, organizers will announce a new moral movement to challenge the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and America’s distorted national morality.

The Monday launch of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival by co-chairs Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and other leaders will include the unveiling of details around six weeks of direct action next spring at statehouses and the U.S. Capitol, including plans for one of the largest waves of civil disobedience in U.S. history.

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