Poor People's Campaign begins May 14

The Poor People’s Campaign is a national call for moral revival.  Bringing people together across the country in a coordinated and nonviolent collective, organizing to build a broad and deep national moral movement. Led by the poor, impacted, clergy and moral agents. (Information is also posted in the fellowship hall, Social Justice bulletin board.)

There will be 40 days of moral action where persons from around the state will come to rally on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia. Six sequential Mondays, beginning  May 14th. 2:00 – 3:00.  Each Monday highlighting different themes, with speakers affected in that week’s theme.

Monday May 14 – Child poverty, women, and persons with disabilities

Monday May 21 – Linking systemic racism and poverty. Voting rights. Immigration, xenophobia, islamophobia, and mistreatment of indigenous communities.

Monday May 28 – The War Economy. Militarism and the proliferation of gun violence.

Monday June 4   -- The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet.

Monday June 11 – Everybody’s got a right to live. Education, living wage, jobs, income, housing

Monday June 18 -  A new and unsettling force. Confronting the distorted moral narrative.

Members of St Benedict Episcopal Church are invited to attend one or many of the Mondays. Capitol campus. 2:00--3:00.

We are guided NOT to make political statements or reference any particular individual, but to focus on policies and systems as they affect the poor.  Thank you. 

Kathy Baros Friedt, Social Justice Ministry.   360-259-3864