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The Poor People's Campaign - 40 Days of Moral Revival

This week the theme is Everybody's Got the Right to Live: Education, Jobs, Income and Housing. Virginia is a "right to work" state where many of our fellow Virginians struggle to make ends meet working low wage jobs with no job security. The Equal Rights Amendment was never ratified by Virginia and women in Virginia and throughout the nation are consistently paid less then men. When we look at race the pay disparity is even greater with African American women earning .64 and Hispanic women earning .53 to a man's dollar. In 2015 Virginia had nearly 18,000 homeless students; this is the 23rd highest number of homeless students in the nation.

We gather together every Sunday throughout Virginia to join Rev. Dr. Barber and Rev. Liz Theo Harris to share the weekly message and theme.

Virginia is beginning to build its coordinating teams statewide, regional and local and we invite you to join us and help create this important campaign.

All over the country, in state capitals and Washington, D.C., policies that promote systemic racism, systemic poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation are threatening our democracy and decaying our national morality.

We refuse to be silent as our elected leaders undermine access to the ballot box, destroy healthcare and the social safety net, and deny living wages—all while cutting taxes for the wealthy.

That is why people across the nation are coming together in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. This spring, from May 14th through June 23rd, clergy, disenfranchised people, and moral leaders from across this nation will engage in one of the largest waves of nonviolent moral fusion direct action that this nation has ever seen.

Week 1 (May 13-19)
Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Children, Women and People with Disabilities Living in Poverty

Week 2 (May 20-26)
Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities

Week 3 (May 27-June 2)
The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence

Week 4 (June 3-9)
The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet: Ecological Devastation and Health Care

Week 5 (June 10-16)
Everybody’s Got the Right To Live: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing

Week 6 (June 17-23)
A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. EDT
10am – Global Day of Solidarity and Sending Forth Call to Action Mass Rally in Washington, D.C.

 

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Richmond Hearing 9-26-2018

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Contact Us at virginia@poorpeoplescampaign.org