CVO marches with the Poor People’s Campaign to the Illinois State Capitol on May 28, 2018.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. We need you to step up and join our efforts.
Join the Illinois Veterans movement to transform the political, economic and moral structures of our country. Wear your military jackets, shirts, medals, assemble at the State Capitol
Memorial Day — Monday May 28, 2018 at 2pm
Illinois State Capitol
301 S 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62756
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Watch Dr. Bruce Parry, former CVO Chair and current Treasurer, talk about the Poor People’s Campaign Veterans’ Rally to be held May 28th in Springfield Illinois.
- This is the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.
- This is not a commemorative of that event. It is a call for a New Poor People’s Campaign.
- We want to change the American dialogue. It is a National Call for a Moral Revival.
- This is a National Movement taking place in 40 state capitols and the District of Columbia.
- 10’s of thousands of people have signed up. More than 1700 in Illinois alone. Join us.
- Against Racism
- End Poverty
- End the Militarization of Society
- End the Environmental Destruction
Illinois State Capital – Springfield, Illinois
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival aims to build a broad and deep national moral fusion movement – rooted in the leadership of the poor, marginalized and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings – to unite our country from the bottom up.
This campaign has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just, sustainable and participatory society. We draw on the history, vision and unfinished work of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.
They demand a change in course. And on February 5, 2018, they served notice to the state capitals that if their voices are not heard and the issues remain unaddressed, they are prepared to take direct action and engage in nonviolent civil disobedience.
The Illinois Poor People’s Campaign is forming teams across Illinois to organize for next spring and beyond. We invite you to bring your talents and commitment to the liberation and moral revival of this nation. Please indicate that you would like to participate in one of the teams and which team you are interested in by replying to this email.
- Faith Community Outreach Team
- Volunteer and Organizations Outreach Team (for cities throughout IL, as well as Chicago)
- Direct Action Coordination Team
- Movement Cultural Arts Coordination Team
- Unions and workers Team
- Millennial and College Students Team
- Social Media Team
Volunteer organizers are available to meet with your organization and/or smaller groups of people who would like to learn more about our movement. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In struggle and solidarity,
Illinois Poor People’s Campaign Coordinating Committee