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


This page will soon have materials, links and event information about The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Local — Central New York:
Poor People’s Campaign Informational Meeting
Monday, December 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 309 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca. Building is accessible
RSVP via form or Facebook
If you’re not near Ithaca, there will be other gatherings coming soon! We anticipate meetings in Elmira and Syracuse, and if you’d like to organize something in your area, let me know at shenkti@gmail.com

Statewide and national events in December:

  • Like, share and follow the New York State Poor People’s Campaign Facebook page
  • Check out the testimony and findings from the Truth Commission on Poverty in New York State, which we organized this summer in partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign. This report powerfully shows the need for a movement to end poverty in our state. On Thursday in Schenectady, we presented a report-back on the Truth Commission and introduction to the Poor People’s Campaign, which you can watch here.
  • Friday, December 1 at 1 PM join “By the Thousands We Will Move,” an online seminar with Dr. Colleen Wessel-McCoy, Co-Coordinator of Poverty Scholarship and Leadership Development for the Kairos Center. Dr. Wessel-McCoy, who recently completed her Ph.D. at Union Theological Seminary on the history, theology, and social ethics of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign of 1967-68, will teach us about the original Poor People’s Campaign and the lessons it holds for today’s organizing. Click here to register.
  • Monday, Dec. 4 tune into the National Press Conference launching the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (at 10am) and a Mass Meeting and Concert (at 7pm). Click here at those times to watch.  
  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 6-7:30pm – Join a statewide conference call to learn about the Dec. 4 launch, the organizing plan in New York State, and how to get involved in the local and statewide organizing. Click here to RSVP.
  • The New York State Steering Committee is in the process of being formed, and is open to organizational representatives who will participate in monthly 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.