Official Lift Off of the Poor People’s Campaign: National Call For A Moral Revival

Vermonters,

The Poor People’s Campaign is here!

50 years ago, on December 4, 1967, the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced plans for a Poor People’s Campaign and called on the nation to take dramatic steps to end poverty and combat inequality. This multi-racial organizing effort and the dream of a fairer nation was assassinated along with Dr. King four months later to the day, on April 4, 1968.

The Poor People’s Campaign of Vermont will be live streaming “We a Are Here, A Poor People’s Call for a Moral Revival” at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, starting at 6:30 PM.  We will start with freedom songs locally. We will then go live to Washington DC, at the Howard Theatre to view a program honoring the civil rights movement and the emergence of a new energy for a moral revival. This event will feature the Kairos Center, Repairers Of The Breach, Ben and Jerry’s, The Campaign For Black Male Achievement, and multiple artists including Aloe Blacc, Sweet Honey In The Rock, J. Period and a special performance by Maxwell. This concert affirmation coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s initial 1967 Campaign Call. It will be a night of reflection, inspiration and an opportunity for action.

About Poor People’s Campaign: PPC was created on December 4, 1967, by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and its leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to address the impact of poverty on the lives of millions of Americans.

If you are ready to pledge to action in the Vermont Poor People’s Campaign, please fill out the national pledge card here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTvNlethQeIs9LTH2PNaesZ-xUYQIsvtM_oVhjZFpfJeQgbQ/viewform

If you can’t join us in person, the event will be broadcast live at the Repairers on the Breach website:
https://www.breachrepairers.org/#news-section

To read more about the campaign, visit poorpeoplescampaign.org

Here is the event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1750326621937244/

 

Vermont Poor People’s Campaign
Organizing Committee

#MoralRevival

#PoorPeoplesCampaign

#GivingTuesday

Friends and supporters,

We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season: a reminder of the “reason for the season.”Over this past years we have worked with coalition partners to successfully deliver the Vermont Fair and Impartial Policing Policy, Law Enforcement Professional Regulation and the Act 54 (Racial Disparities Panel). Our work continues with numerous community outreach activities, Vermont Justice Coalition, the Racial Justice Reform Coalition and much more, but we need your help to continue.

Can you help us to continue the work of addressing systemic racism in the criminal justice system and beyond?  Here are four quick ways that you can be a part of this work:

                                                       

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

P.S.

Don’t forget about the The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.  Vermont’s New Poor Peoples Campaign will serve as a vehicle for us to take the people’s agenda to the statehouse.  Sign the National Pledge Card here and be on the lookout for details on the December 4th (3:30 PM) Press Conference and Viewing Party of the Poor People’s Campaign National Launch: A National Call for Moral Revival in Washington, DC (hold the date).

#MoralRevival
#PoorPeoplesCampaign

Mark Hughes,
ED, JFA

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