The Poor People's Campaign
Middle Church & the Poor People's Campaign
Over the past few months, Middle Church has been engaged with the New York and national organizing branches of the revived Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The PPC is a movement to transform the political, ecological, and moral structures of our country using non-violent tactics. Monday, May 14th, kicked off Day 1 of 40 Days of Moral Resistance in 40 states across the country.
The 40 Days of Action run through June 23. We encourage you to participate in Albany and/or Washington DC when you are able get to the actions. You DO NOT need to participate in civil disobedience to participate in the campaign! There are many ways to support, including by showing up for the rally and offering to volunteer.
Sign up here to join us in Washington D.C. or Albany.
We will make a push for the final mobilization of the 40 Days on Saturday, June 23rd in Washington DC. Join Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Rob Stephens for the culmination of the Poor People's Campaign. Transporation is graciously provided by Housing Works. The bus will depart on the early morning of Saturday, June 23rd at 5 am from 145 4th Avenue, on the corner of 14th Street and 4th Avenue in Manhattan in front of the Walgreen's.
Let us know you'll be there on Saturday, June 23rd.
Follow the PPC
Follow the Poor People's Campaign on Facebook and Instagram for quick updates about upcoming events. All actions, mass meetings, teach-ins and cultural arts programming in DC will be livestreamed on the Facebook page.
Six Weeks of Action
The next six weeks of action of the PPC are organized along these common themes:
—Week One (May 13-19) - Somebody's Hurting Our People: Child poverty, Women, LGBTQIA community, and People with Disabilities
—Week Two (May 20-26) - Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Ending Mass Incarceration, treatment of indigenous people and Justice for Immigrants
—Week Three (May 27-June 2) - The War Economy: Militarism, Veterans and the Proliferation of Gun Violence
—Week Four (June 3-9) - Ecological Devastation and Health - Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthcare for All
—Week Five (June 10-16) - Everybody’s Got a Right to Live: Jobs, Income, the Right to Organize, Education and Housing
—Week Six (June 17-22) - A New and Unsettling Force - A Fusion Movement Rising U.
—Culmination (June 23)
Weekly Schedule of Actions
Mondays (2PM): Simultaneous Nonviolent Moral Direct Actions in D.C. and at State Capitols across the Nation
Tuesdays (7:30-9:30 PM): Truthful Tuesday Teach-In
Thursdays (7:30-8:30 PM): Theomusicology & Movement Cultural Arts
This schedule will repeat almost every week. On Memorial Day, the Direct Actions are moved to Tuesday, May 29. All events are available via Livestream on the PPC Facebook page.