On Monday, May 14, there will be a rally at the Washington State Capitol at 2 p.m. organized by The Poor People’s Campaign, a national anti-poverty campaign led by Reverends William Barber and Liz Theoharis.
This rally is the first of six weeks of coordinated peaceful actions at state capitols in 30 states across the nation and Washington D.C.
The Poor People’s Campaign is aimed at fostering a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy, and showing our elected leaders that it is unacceptable to allow violence to keep poor and disenfranchised people down.
The theme for May 14 is:
“Somebody’s Hurting Our People:
Child poverty, Women, and People with Disabilities”
Monday, May 14, 2 p.m., Rally at Capitol Steps
The Rally is the first event of six weeks of coordinated peaceful actions at state capitols in 30 states
The campaign takes its name from the original 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, which was an effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States, organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and carried out under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy in the wake of King’s assassination.
The Olympia Indivisible Steering Committee