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Poor People's Campaign Update

CWAers and retirees have been joining tens of thousands of people across the country to participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

This renewal of the Poor People's Campaign comes 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., first put forth his vision of a multi-racial movement to address the root causes of poverty. CWA's Human Rights Growth Fund is supporting work with the Poor People's campaign.

Here's just a sample of some of the work that CWA members are doing across the country on the Poor People's Campaign.

  • CWAers and retirees in Arizona have been participating in nonviolent direct actions and teach-ins every Monday and Tuesday. 
  • CWAers from Ohio joined pastors and other advocates at the Poor People's Campaign kick off "moral revival" rally at the Statehouse. Ohio's campaign specifically calls on gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray to support a $15 minimum wage, keep SNAP, and protect Medicaid expansion. CWAers also delivered a Bill of Rights letter to Governor John Kasich to support the Poor People's Campaign agenda.
  • CWAers, along with UAW members and other community groups, participated in the Michigan Poor People's Campaign kick off in Lansing. They demanded a massive overhaul of the nation's voting rights laws, new programs to lift up the 140 million Americans living in poverty, immediate attention to ecological devastation, and measures to curb militarism and the war economy. 

Actions on Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, and Housing are coming up next week. Click here to learn more and sign up for events in your area.


CWAers have been joining tens of thousands of people across the country to participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.