Poor Peoples Campaign Update June 22

Thank you to everyone who came out last Monday for our rally in the North Carolina capitol. This country desperately needs people like you to speak out against Christian nationalism and the poisoning of “family values.” A few ways we raised our voices this week:

  • We camped on the NC Capitol grounds on Sunday evening to claim our public space for the rights to housing, health care, and living wage jobs
  • We had a powerful Truthful Tuesday Teach-in in Durham with Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove on the distorted moral narrative of Christian Nationalism
  • Many of the NC Coordinating Committee leaders took direct action on Thursday at the Capitol in Washington DC to protest the evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy

It’s been a pleasure joining you in the state capital every week for the last six weeks. This won’t be the last time we see each other. Our work in North Carolina is far from over, even if the 40 Days of Moral Action are coming to a close.

In fact, you can join youth organizers from the Poor People’s Campaign for a Young and Unsettling Force Town Hall discussion on the Souls of Poor Folk Audit, back in Raleigh at Pullen Baptist Church 1801 Hillsborough St on Tuesday June 26. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis will be with us.
If you can’t make it in-person, watch it on poorpeoplescampaign.org/live.

We have no action planned in North Carolina next Monday. Instead, we are asking North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign members to head to D.C. on Saturday June 23 to Stand Against Poverty, Mass Rally & Moral Revival.

We’re helping organize rideshares across the state to ensure that as many people can get to D.C. as possible.

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If your passion and energy over the last six weeks have been any indication, North Carolina will show up in force.

Hope to see you there! And then we’ll return to North Carolina to continue to build this movement!

North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign Coordinating Committee

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