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'Time for a Moral Confrontation': Poor People's Campaign Launches With Local Rallies Nationwide

"We cannot continue to have a democracy that engages in the kind of policy violence that we see happening every day."

Julia Conley ·


'Which Side Are You On?' Arrests in DC as Women Put Their Bodies on the Line for Voting Rights

"Our democracy is in peril," said Poor People's Campaign co-chair Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. "In this time, when our Voting Rights are under attack, and economic justice is being denied, we must and so we are, calling out the immoral obstructionism of Congress."

Brett Wilkins ·


'We Are Coming': Poor People's Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia

"Manchin's positions are wrong, constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible, economically insane, and politically unacceptable," said the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

Brett Wilkins ·


'Preaching Is More Than Words': Rev. William J. Barber II Delivers Soaring Sermon in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

"To preach is to see the people who are crying out and the systems that are crushing them. It is to say, 'Somebody's hurting my people and it's gone on far too long and we won't be quiet and inactive anymore.' It is to do something about it. It is to join with others who are doing something about it."

Jon Queally ·


What’s the Biggest Threat to American Democracy?

Democracy’s essence is dignity—knowing that we count and have a real voice, in the voting booth, yes, but also in other dimensions of life, including the economic

Frances Moore Lappé ·


The New Poor People’s Campaign: Seeds of a Non-Party Opposition?

All of us who have participated in one or another aspect of what has come to be known as the Trump Resistance should think about how we should be connecting with the new Poor People’s Campaign—and with each other.

Jeremy Brecher ·


Radical New Leaders Are Reviving Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign

The movement looks to rebuild the cross-racial civil rights alliance that disintegrated during a half-century of counter-revolution. Their radical vision is more necessary than ever.

Lewis M. Steel ·


We Need A Moral Movement

In our travels to more than 32 states, we bore personal witness to the extreme poverty and systemic inequality that plague the world’s wealthiest democracy.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


Bill Moyers, America’s Conscience, Retires Again—This Time for Real

The PBS journalist steps down from his long-time mission to document the lives of Americans and uncover waste, fraud, and abuse in corporate America and beyond.

Peter Dreier ·


Open Letter From Moral Activists To Senator Mitch McConnell In Regards To Tax Reform

Today, we are serving notice that we will not remain silent while the basic institutions of our democracy are undermined.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·

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