Poor Peoples Campaign Kicks off May 14th

Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off Actions on May 14th!

On May 14th in over 40 state capitals across the country, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, will begin 40 days of action to thrust the issues of poverty, racism and all forms of hate, militarism, environmental degradation and the nation’s distorted morality into the national conversation. Picking up the work of Dr. King and many others who launched the original Poor People’s Campaign in 1967, today’s effort provides a unique opportunity for peacemakers and justice seekers in various movements to work together to bring into existence a more just and peaceful world.


Several VFP chapters and members are working with their state Poor People Campaign organizers. If you have not already connected with your state’s campaign click here for your state organizing committee’s email address. You should also be able to find your state on Facebook and Twitter.


Check out our website for ongoing information.




 On Tuesday May 29, 2018 (date changed from Monday May 28 because of Memorial Day) VFP will be leading a Rally on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol Building  beginning at 5:00 pm focusing on how Militarism affects our society. Actions are being planned for that day. Please plan to attend and wear VFP gear. Bring signs and banners related to Militarism. ( 3:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church on the Hill –105 University Ave in St.Paul, for those who are interested in deeper involvement).

Please see schedule below for full schedule of events planned for the 40 days of action. VFP should plan at being present at all the Monday events but especially Tuesday May 29. All events in Minnesota will take place at the State Capitol. More information will be provided as available. Watch our website vfpchapter27.org.  and our Facebook.

FYI: Starting next Monday May , the Poor People’s Campaign will have actions in state capitals for 6 Mondays in a row except the May 28th. All actions start at 5:00 pm.

June 23rd there is a plan to have  big rally in DC to end the 40 days of action. More info to follow about that. 

Also, next Monday PPC is having a big kickoff action in DC.

Week 1 (May 13-19) – Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Child poverty, Womxn, LGBTQIA community, and People with Disabilities


Week Two (May 20-26) – Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Ending Mass Incarceration, treatment of indigenous people and Justice for Immigrants


Week Three (May 27-June 2) – The War Economy: Militarism, Veterans and the Proliferation of Gun Violence


Week Four (June 3-9) – Ecological Devastation and Health – Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthcare for All


Week Five (June 10-16) – Everybody’s Got a Right to Live: Jobs, Income, the Right to Organize, Education and Housing


Week Six (June 17-22) – A New and Unsettling Force – A Fusion Movement Rising Up

June 23rd DC Rally


Barry Riesch