United Methodists Engage in Poor People's Campaign

May 09, 2018

The California-Nevada Annual Conference Committee on Advocacy and Justice invites individuals, churches, and other groups to participate in the nationwide launch of the Poor People's Campaign on May 14.   The Poor People's Campaign is a movement rooted in the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  When King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, diverse groups were organizing the Poor People's Campaign in Washington D.C. to advocate for policy change around the disparity of the rich and the poor, systemic racism, and the profiting of the military industrial complex. On May 14, the campaign will launch its first nationwide event of the season with nonviolent moral direct actions in over 30 state capitals. This will begin a 6-week period of national activity to open serious election year discussion on the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy. The California launch will include a press conference and action at the Capitol Building in Sacramento at 2 p.m.  For more information on how to participate and/or engage your congregation contact David Brazil at  david@workingeastbay.org. He is a member of Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church and the Statewide Coordinating Committee of the Poor People's Campaign.  For more background information on the Poor People's Campaign, click here.