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Poor People Campaign: A National Call for moral Revival

January 27, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Labor Union Hall- 633 S. Hawley Rd.

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Poor People Campaign: A National Call for moral Revival

Join Us for our State Meeting!!   

Please join us Saturday, January 27th from 10 am – 12 pm as we launch our statewide  campaign for moral justice.  This meeting will layout our action plan and the role you  can play in improving the lives of poor people in Wisconsin.  You will also hear from  faith leaders, community organizers, and impacted citizens who have embraced this  moral struggle for justice.

When: ​Saturday, January 27th from 10 am – 12 pm 

Where:​ Labor Union Hall- 633 S. Hawley Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53214 

History of the Poor People’s Campaign 

In 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others called for a “revolution of values”  in America, inviting people who had been divided to stand together against the  ‘triplets of  evil- militarism, racism, and economic injustice to insist that people need  not die from poverty in the richest nation to ever exist.  This nation-wide coalition of poor black, white, brown, native people and grassroots  and community organizers built the original Poor People’s Campaign. Notable  participants included: Myles Horton of the Highlander Center, Loretta Two Crow of  National Welfare Rights, Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers, Al McSurely of the  Appalachian Volunteers, Phillip Bernstein of the Council of Jewish Federation and  Welfare, Tillie Walker of the United Indian Scholarship Fund, and John Lewis of the  Southern Regional Council.

The Call for a New Poor People’s Campaign   

Our social fabric is stretched thin by widening income inequality while politicians  criminalize the poor, fan the flames of racism and xenophobia to divide the poor, and  steal from the poor to give tax breaks to our richest neighbors and budget increases  to a bloated military.  The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival  has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots, community and  religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism,  poverty, militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just,  sustainable and participatory society.

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on things that matter“​ – Dr. Martin  Luther King

Hope to see you at the state meeting,

Minster Wendell J. Harris Sr.  Tri-Chair of the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign

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