The Poor People’s Campaign began this week and is taking place through June 23 in Washington DC and across the nation to demand a national moral revival and that attention be given to grave injustices affecting people who have been forced into poverty. These injustices are outlined in the campaign’s document titled, “A Moral Agenda Based on Fundamental Human Rights” and include the war economy and militarism, systemic racism, ecological devastation, and poverty and inequality.
Here’s how we hope you will join us in this effort:
Richard Rohr in DC
On Monday, May 21 we are participating with fellow Catholics at the US Capitol by attending Fr. Richard Rohr’s “Contemplative Sit for Justice” at 8am. RSVP with the event organizers at Transform Network for more details and the location. We invite you to attend or participate via livestream.
Find your local event or email the Poor People’s Campaign coordinating state committee (below). Send us your pictures of your local event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week1: (May 13-19): Women, Children and People with Disabilities in Poverty
Week2: (May 20-26): Systemic Racism, Voter Suppression, and Anti-Immigrant Policies
Week3: (May 27-June2): Veterans, Militarism and the War Economy
Week4: (June 3-9): Ecological Devastation and the Right to Healthcare
Week5: (June 10-16): Fair Wages, Good Jobs, Right to Organize
Week6: (June 17-23): A Moral Fusion Movement Coming Together
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