On the weekend of Friday, Sept. 27 to Monday, Sept. 30, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival made our second stop on the We Must Do M.O.R.E. Tour (Mobilize, Organize, Register, and Educate) in Greenville and Greensboro, North Carolina. The National M.O.R.E. Tour highlights the work of the Poor People’s Campaign on the ground in 20+ states from September 2019 to May 2020, and will culminate in the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington on June 20, 2020, where thousands of poor people and moral agents will gather at the nation’s capitol to demonstrate our power.
For the first leg of the We Must Do M.O.R.E. Tour in North Carolina, the Campaign partnered with the Coalition Against Racism (CAR) in Greenville, NC. The day started in the West Greenville neighborhood for a rally, to hear stories of ongoing struggles with militarized police violence in the community. Over the next few days, there were many events such as canvassing to register people for a movement that votes, and a free screening of the Aretha Franklin film, Amazing Grace. The Campaign arrived in Greensboro, NC for a Mass Meeting on Sept. 30 at Shiloh Baptist Church, joining with friends and family like Rev. Nelson Johnson and Joyce Johnson of The Beloved Community Center in Greensboro.
A part of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival's week-long vigil on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., The Three Reconstructions: A Poor People's History Tour examines key sites in the history of U.S. social movements, along with the hidden histories of well-known national landmarks.
On Dec. 10, 2018, actress, playwright, and educator Anu Yadav joined hundreds of people as a part of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in the #LoveKnowsNoBorders action at the U.S./Mexico border. Read Anu's reflection on the event and view a photo essay of the action here.
In March, the South Carolina Poor People's Campaign celebrated the leaders of the historic 1969 Charleston Hospital Workers Strike and committed to continuing the work of organizing poor people today. Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis shared these remarks at the event.