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Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

  • Washington State Capital Building 416 Sid Snyder Avenue Southwest Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

The Poor People's Campaign is a national campaign raising awareness of and the immediate need to address the issues of poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation, and systemic racism. For six Mondays in May and June there will be rallies by the Poor People's Campaign in Olympia and at least 30 other state capitals across the United States.

This second Action of Washington State's Poor People's Campaign is scheduled with the theme: Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities. Additional, follow-on rallies are scheduled on 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, and 6/18.

Anyone intending to participate in nonviolent civil disobedience as part of this Action is asked to attend a training beforehand. This training is intended to ground participants in the values and goals of the campaign and to support individuals in making informed, personal decisions on whether to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience.

You can find out more about Washington's Poor People's Campaign and its planned Actions on its Facebook page HERE. You can also sign up to join and receive updates on the Campaign at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org.

Earlier Event: May 19
Woman Power in Politics
Later Event: May 21
Olympia SURJ General meeting