Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many other leaders launched a Poor Peoples Campaign to tackle the pervasive problems of systemic racism, poverty, and militarism. By many measures, these interrelated problems are worse today than they were back in 1968. And if you add in climate change and ecological devastation, the urgency is even greater.
Somebody’s been hurting my people and it’s gone on far too long:
Systemic racism and its relationship to poverty:
Militarism and the war economy:
Ecology and health:
Everybody’s got a right to live:
IT Does not HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
A Moral Agenda Based on Fundamental Rights
Contrary to common myths, our country — the richest in the world — has abundant resources to protect the environment and ensure dignified lives for all people .The problem is a matter of priorities, as more and more of our wealth flows into the pockets of a small but powerful few — and into our bloated Pentagon budget.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has developed a detailed Moral Agenda Based on Fundamental Rights that would revive the efforts of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others for a “revolution of values” in America. This agenda includes demands on the federal and state governments to:
For a detailed copy of the campaign’s agenda, see: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/index.php/demands