Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries, Racial Justice

Carey McDonald, UUA Executive Vice President, speaks at the Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Truth & Poverty "Spill the Tea" Tour, April 29, 2019 in Boston, MA

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.

The Unitarian Universalist Association is an official endorser and faith partner of the Campaign because we align with the goals, strategies, and tactics that strengthen multi-faith and partner relationships and coalitions, deepen our own faith, and help build a transformative movement for justice.

National Emergency Truth & Poverty Bus Tour!

Almost 30 states are organizing statewide tours as part of the National Emergency Truth and Poverty Bus Tour from late March to mid-May, 2019.  Find a tour near you. This map has tour information. Keep checking to find the tour stop closest to you!

UUA Executive Vice President Carey McDonald and Susan Leslie, UUA Congregational Advocacy & Witness Director, will be joining the Boston tour on April 28th.

Send us your photos, captions (including photographer credit), and 1-2 sentences about the tour and we'll include in our round-up about UU participation.  Photos can be uploaded to a UUA Google album.

June 17-19, 2019 The Poor People's Moral Action Congress

UUA Joins Poor People's Campaign at Congressional Hearing to Address Violence through Policies that Abandon LGBTQ Youth

About the Poor People's Campaign

  • The goal of the Poor People’s Campaign is to build powerful state-based coalitions that can generate a moral movement across the country, shift the distorted national narrative of who and what matters with prophetic truth-telling and direct action, and ultimately transform the political, economic, and moral structures of our society. The campaign has an intersectional lens, addressing the plight of over 45 million people in the US who live in poverty, (and 100 million more who struggle economically) and confronting white supremacy, environmental destruction, voter suppression, mass incarceration and deportation, and militarism.
  • An escalated response to the extreme times we are living is needed—coordinated non-violent moral fusion direct action for 40 days of over 38,000 people of faith and conscience in 38 state capitals and in Washington, DC—with a set of demands that cannot be ignored.
  •  Following the season of action, massive voter registration and Get-Out-the Vote drives will be organized through the mid-term elections. Specific national and state organizing campaigns will come together in 2019. 

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

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