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Poor People's Campaign

AFSC endorses a national call for moral revival
May 13-June 21

Join the new Poor People's Campaign

AFSC is joining tens of thousands of people in the new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a mass mobilization led by poor and working people to challenge systemic poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological devastation.

We have committed to engaging in 40 days of nonviolent moral direct action from May 13 to June 21, working with committees in several states.

Sign up with the Poor People’s Campaign today, and get updates on how you can take action in your state.

Resources

Protecting our right to housing, health care, and jobs

It’s time we make those rights a reality.

The continuing cost of war

Fifty years after the first Poor People’s Campaign, it is well past time to tend to our spiritual health by changing our nation’s priorities. 

Quaker leaders arrested during launch of campaign

 "I am participating in this action to help shine a light on the urgent need to end oppression and poverty,” said AFSC's Laura Boyce.

Why it's time to end felony disenfranchisement

Felony disenfranchisement is the U.S.’s longest-standing form of voter suppression and now denies one in 13 African-Americans the right to vote.

Op-ed: Woe to those who make a sin of poverty

AFSC's Rick Wilson writes, "Ignoring issues of social justice goes against the grain of the biblical religion so many profess."

Press release: AFSC joins new Poor People's Campaign

"In this moment of distorted morality, we are again called to take action against systemic oppression and stand for economic and social justice for all." 

History

AFSC's history with Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign

AFSC was one of the principal endorsers of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign. Explore letters, speeches, and other artifacts from his historic movement. 

How Martin Luther King Jr.'s words can guide us today

AFSC's Arnie Alpert on how King’s words and actions resonate in struggles for justice today.

From India to Birmingham: King's connections with AFSC

AFSC was a strong supporter of Martin Luther King Jr.'s work for racial and economic justice through nonviolent action. 

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