Los Angeles Poor Campaign Rally and March: Monday, May 16
–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Housing is a human right:
WHAT: The California Poor Campaignwith the support of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, march and rally in Los Angeles from the perspective of their March on Washington June 18to demand that this nation adopt bottom-up policies.
WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PT
OR: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHO: The California PPC and the CPP: NCMRwith co-chairs Bishop William J. Barber II and Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, alongside local unions and faith-based organizations and witnesses to Arizona, Oregon and Washington. Spanish speakers will participate.
Interviews are available beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT at a media tent on Spring Street near the entrance to Grand Park.
IDENTIFICATION OF MEDIA: Please contact Yolanda Barksdale ([email protected]) if you are interested in and attend interviews.
For Spanish-speaking media:
KenyaAlcocer | [email protected]
ABOUT the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Renewal
PPC:NCMR picked up the unfinished work of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and many others who, in 1968, called for a “values revolution” in America. They sought to build a broad fusion movement that could unite poor and affected communities across the country. Their name was a direct cry from the other side of the story: the countryside of the poor. The PPC:NCMR has taken over this unfinished work. From Alaska to Arkansas, from the Bronx to the border, people are coming together to confront the intertwined evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and narrative distorted moral of religious nationalism. We understand that as a nation we are at a critical juncture – that we need a movement that will change the moral narrative, impact politics and elections at all levels of government, and build lasting power for the poor and those affected. Our flagship organizations are Repairers of the Breach and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice.
Sent on behalf of Campaign of the Poor: A National Call for Moral Renewal by AHF’s “Housing is a Human Right” Housing Advocacy Division.