Poor People's Campaign 40 Days of Direct Action: Week 2
May 21, 2018
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.
Week 2: – Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights and Immigration
Monday, May 21
Wisconsin State Capitol
About the 40 Days of Direct Action
In the spring of 2018 the Campaign will launch by engaging in 40 Days of Moral Action across the nation. By engaging in highly publicized, non-violent moral fusion direct action, over a 6-week period in at least 30 states and the District of Columbia between May 13 and June 23, the Campaign will force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy during a key election year while strengthening and connecting informed and committed grassroots leadership in every state, increasing their power to continue this fight long after June 2018. During these 40 days of Moral Action, the Campaign will push forward a concrete moral agenda, and draw on art, music, popular education and religious traditions to challenge the nation’s distorted moral narrative.
Each week during the 40 days will focus on different themes:
- Week 1 - Somebodies Hurting Our People: Child poverty, Women, and People with Disabilities
- Week 2 – Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights and Immigration
- Week 3 - The War Economy, Veterans, Education and Our National Priorities
- Week 4 - Ecological Devastation and Health
- Week 5 – Everybody’s Got the Right to Live: Jobs, Income and Housing
- Week 6 – A New and Unsettling Force
June 23rd – Mass rally in Washington, D.C. and Global Day of Solidarity
You must attend the Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training if you wish to engage in the direct action. Go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/wisconsinppc/events/?ref=page_internal to learn about training dates.
Visit poorpeoplescampaign.org to learn more about the national campaign.