Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

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Add your voice via photo petition!

New Yorkers are sharing why they think we need a Poor People’s Campaign!
See a few examples here.

Download and print the page here and write why “We need a Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival because…”
 
To be added to the New York State social media campaign, take a photo of yourself holding your answer, and send it with your name, city and organization if applicable to: bperry@uts.columbia.edu.

Bookmark and refer to this page to stay connected with the
Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
 

  • Local and Regional Event Information
  • Organizational Endorsements
  • Volunteer!
  • Reading Materials and Resources
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Local and Regional Event Information

Elmira Community Meeting
Saturday, April 21, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
IBEW Office, 415 W. Second St., Elmira
A planning meeting following up on the March 22 informational meeting, focused on planning local events for the 40 Days of Action.

Truth Commission
Saturday, April 28, 3-6 pm.
Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St., Ithaca
Testimonies focusing on issues of people who are poor, the right not to be poor, and the underlying causes of racism and poverty. Dinner included. Tickets for free kids’ haircuts.

Nonviolent Moral Direct Action Trainings
REGISTER HERE
Sunday, April 29, 1-6 pm.

First Baptist Church of Ithaca, 309 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca.

Saturday, May 5. 10 am – 3 pm.
First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex, 208 E. Buffalo St., Ithaca.

There will be two options for training, for those considering participating in nonviolent moral direct action in Albany, NY during the Campaign’s 40 Days of Action. All participants will pledge nonviolence. There are active roles for people not risking arrest.

First Day of Action in Albany
Monday, May 14
Thousands from all over New York State will meet at the statehouse in Albany for a mass rally and demonstration. Tompkins County is sponsoring free buses to go to Albany for this demonstration. Bag lunches and suppers provided. The buses will be leaving at 7:30am from the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) at 301 W. Court St., Ithaca.

Buses will return at approximately 8 pm. There are active roles for people not risking arrest. Info for buses: go in person to GIAC or visit the Facebook event.
Click here to reserve your seat on the bus!

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Organizational Endorsements

The New York State Steering Committee is in the process of being formed, and is open to organizational representatives who will participate in regular calls and can join local or statewide working groups as these are formed. If you’re interested in having your organization take part, contact Rev. Emily McNeill at emcneill (a) labor-religion.org and Rev. Claudia de la Cruz at dlacruz (a) gmail.com.

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Volunteer!

Add your voice via photo petition! Download and print the page here and write why “We need a Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival because…”

To be added to the New York State social media campaign, take a photo of yourself holding your answer, and send it with your name, city and organization if applicable to: bperry@uts.columbia.edu.

To connect to the campaign in Tompkins County, contact:
Tim Shenk, shenkti@gmail.com
Michele Jones, mlj77@cornell.edu
Mary Anne Grady Flores, gradyflores08@gmail.com, 607-280-8797
Jeff Furman, jfurman@twcny.rr.com, 607-592-2220

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Reading Materials and Resources

See cuslar.org/ppcresources for links to readings, videos and testimonies.

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