Poor People’s Campaign resources


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

Core documents

– The Poor People’s Campaign’s 12 Fundamental Principles.
“The Souls of Poor Folk” preliminary report, which shares data on systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, and ecological devastation.
“Questions Must Be Raised: Who are the Poor? Why are we Poor?” By Willie Baptist and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. A short chapter that draws from Dr. King to answer fundamental questions related to the Campaign.
“It’s Time to Fight for America’s Soul” by Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. An op-ed in Time Magazine’s online edition.

Testimonies and interviews

– National moral effort combats poverty, racism, by Tim Shenk.
“Overcoming race and class divides: A panel discussion” with Barbara Smith, Willie Baptist and John Wessel-McCoy, moderated by Manolo de los Santos. Faith for a Fair New York Conference, hosted by the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS, October 18, 2017, Binghamton, NY.
– ‘Vets Come Home Hurting’: An interview with U.S. Army Veteran Jose Vasquez.
– ‘Why We Need a Poor People’s Campaign’: An interview with Willie Baptist.

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