Poor People's Campaign
In December 2017, Kairos helped to launch the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival as one of two anchor organizations, alongside Repairers of the Breach. The launch itself built on years of planning and preparation on the part of both Kairos and Repairers of the Breach and the two remain the anchor organizations of the Poor People’s Campaign.
The Poor People’s Campaign is one of the largest and most compelling social movements of our time and is focused on confronting the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the denial of health care, militarism and the war economy, and the false narrative of religious nationalism. Organized in over 30 states, the Poor People’s Campaign promotes the idea that poverty is a systemic failure and builds power to win policies that improve the lives of poor and low-income people. Kairos Center Director, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs the Poor People’s Campaign and staff provide key roles across the work of the Campaign. Members of the extended Kairos network play leadership roles in state coordinating committees across the country.