By Poor People’s Campaign
Photos: Poor People’s Campaign
This past Monday, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival launched 40 Weeks of Massive Voter Mobilization Across the U.S. with a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Alongside low-wage workers, moral leaders, and national election experts from across the country, we declared that we will no longer accept the moral crisis of poverty as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and that poor people and low-wage workers have the power to determine and decide the 2024 elections and beyond.
We will be mobilizing, organizing, registering, and educating poor and low-wage infrequent voters for a movement that votes. We will be bringing our demands to the state house and to the halls of Congress. For 40 weeks, we will be taking back the mic from extremists, lifting our voices, and registering our votes as demands.
On March 2nd, we will gather at over 30 state houses and in Washington, D.C. for a day of nationally coordinated, simultaneous direct action. Then, on June 15th in Washington D.C., we will come together again for a Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers Moral March on Washington and to the Polls. Our season will continue with a massive voter mobilization drive, building on our work in 2020 and 2022, where we will touch over 15 million poor and low-wage, infrequent voters ahead of the November elections, demonstrating that our votes are not support, they are demands.
Now, join us this coming Monday, February 12th, at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT for a virtual national rally kicking off our 40 week season of action. If you demand a living wage, full voting rights, just immigration laws, healthcare for all, environmental justice, and the unity of love over the division of hate, join us online this Monday.
It’s time to take back the mic, lift our voices, and register our votes as demands
Forward Together, Not One Step Back,
Bishop William J. Barber, II
National Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
National Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, Director of Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice