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We are assembling a network of commissioners representing organizations, campaigns, and other efforts with deep relationships to the poor and dispossessed of our country. Twenty of these commissioners have agreed to constitute a Standing Commission for 2017. Learn more about the members of the Standing Commission.

Want to know more about “The Right to Not Be Poor”? Interested in why we’ve decided to form this Truth Commission? Read a more in-depth explanation.

To make this Truth Commission work, we need to help commissioners travel to communities around the country. Make a donation to help with transportation costs.


Upcoming Truth Commission Events

The People’s Revival in Aberdeen, WA

When: Thursday, May 4, 5pm–8pm

Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (The Red Door Church) @ 400 E 1st St in Aberdeen, WA

Organized by Chaplains on the Harbor, The People’s Revival is the kickoff event for an upcoming year of documenting human rights abuses against the poor in Grays Harbor County, WA. Struggling people on the Harbor know all too well how hard it is to survive there. Now it’s time to start collecting those stories, organizing around our common issues, and building enough power together so nobody can sweep us under the rug anymore.

United Not Blighted: Baltimore’s 20/20 Vision

When: Saturday, May 13, 2pm–5pm

Where: The Baltimore War Memorial: 101 N Gay St, Baltimore, MD

“United Not Blighted” is a community event in Baltimore supporting United Workers’ 20/20 vision for the city, which includes funding for Community Land Trusts and to support urban agriculture and green space. Truth Commissioners will come from around the country to hear testimony about housing, displacement, and how people across Baltimore are coming up with and fighting for solutions to the problems in their city.

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The People’s Tent Revival

When: Saturday, May 27, 1pm – 7pm

Where: Chicago, IL

Hosted by Blocks Together, this Truth Commission event and Revival will bring together poor and dispossessed people from all across Chicago to build unity, dance, learn about the Poor People’s Campaign (then and now), and share knowledge and skills.

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Past Truth Commission Events

World Meeting of Popular Movements

When: February, 2017

Where: Modesto, CA

Pope Francis has called for, and the Vatican has organized, a series of meetings to bring together popular movements from around the world. The New Poor People’s Campaign sent a delegation to the recent US Regional meeting held in Modesto, California.

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