ORMA Endorses The New Poor People’s Campaign

ORMA Endorses The New Poor People’s Campaign

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) called for a national mobilization of poor people to convene in Washington, DC. This movement brought together people from across racial and ethnic lines in an effort to pursue economic justice.  

Decades later, faith leaders, impacted communities, and allies have joined forces for the renewal of the campaign, prioritizing systematic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation. On February 5th, Massachusetts community members took part in a national day of action launching the campaign, and on April 7th dozens of town halls will occur across the country where attendees will hear from those facing poverty and organizing plans for the spring and summer.

On February 19th, ORMA’s Representative Council voted to endorse the new #PoorPeoplesCampaign and the issue of poverty as core to the work of our organization. ORMA will work collaboratively and with allies to change the way poverty is addressed in this country. See the Massachusetts Poor People Facebook page.


Poor People’s Campaign, 1968
Nationwide stop in Massachusetts to kick off revival of the Poor People’s Campaign, February 5, 2018

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