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Support the New Poor People’s Campaign, Which Furthers the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Support the revived Poor People’s Campaign, which will carry on the work that Martin Luther King Jr. was advocating in the months and years before his 1968 assassination.


Led by Rev. Dr William Barber II, creator of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina, the new Poor People’s Campaign will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original by updating and carrying on its efforts to improve the lives of the poor on many fronts–fighting racism, improving access to jobs, health care, and housing, and more. It will also take aim at cultural tropes that blame the poor for their poverty.


The new Poor People’s Campaign, a nonpartisan, peaceful movement, will begin on Mother’s Day–Sunday May 13, 2018–with events in at least 25 states as well as Washington, D.C.


For each of six weeks, the campaign will highlight a different injustice, starting with child poverty. The program will culminate in a mobilization at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 21, but it will represent the first major event in the revived campaign.



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Learn about Dr. King’s vision for the original Poor People’s Campaign of the late 1960s:



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Read another article from The Root on Barber leaving the presidency of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP to lead the new Poor People’s Campaign: