MLK Lives: The Call for a New Poor People's Campaign

Rev. Dr. William Barber announces he’s stepping up for the New Poor People’s Campaign

Rev. Dr. Barber has answered the call to help lead brigades of ambulance drivers to heal the deep wounds of racism, militarism, and poverty. He has taken up the call to finish the unfinished business of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and build a Poor People’s Campaign for today. Read more.

You Cannot Wash Your Hands of the Poor

We held a people’s court hearing. We brought evidence of the systemic failure of those in power. The plaintiffs shared story after story after story of the destruction of their lives and community at the hands of those who are charged to serve the very people they oppress. I acted as judge, along with other faith and moral leaders. We found the evidence sufficient to say that the system must go on trial. Read more.

Breaking the Silence on the 50th Anniversary of Beyond Vietnam

April 4th, 2017 marked fifty years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for a revolution of values against racism, poverty, and militarism in his historic “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” speech at Riverside Church in New York City. We commemorated the anniversary in a number of ways, but most especially by continuing the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign to unite the poor and dispossessed and take up the unfinished business of Dr. King’s last campaign, the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. Read more.

Who's endorsing the Poor People's Campaign

United Neighbors of the 35th Ward (Chicago)

Repairers of the Breach

Coalition of Veterans Organizations

Partisan Press

National Day Laborers Organizing Network

Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association

Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights

Social Welfare Action Alliance

Why Hunger


Food and Water Watch

Michigan Welfare Rights Organization

The George Wiley Center

Arise for Social Justice

Veterans for Peace

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Chaplains on the Harbor (Aberdeen, WA)

People's History of Elkhart

People’s History of Elkhart (Indiana)

The Assembly to End Poverty

The Assembly to End Poverty

Alabamas Young, Black, & Green

Alabama’s Young, Black & Green

Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center

Equal Justice Initiative

Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise


Highlander Research and Education Center

Student Labor Action Movement – NYU

Coalition Against Corporate Higher Education

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

Earth News Channel

Alabama Multi-Cultural Fisher and Seafood Worker-Owned Cooperative

Bob Zellner (SNCC/North Carolina NAACP)

World Student Christian Federation – North America

WRFG 89.3 FM – Community Radio Atlanta

On Earth Peace

National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (Sri Lanka)

National Union of Domestic Employees (Trinidad and Tobego)

Judson Memorial Church

Vermont Workers’ Center

US Human Rights Network

Union Theological Seminary

The People’s Movement Against POSCO (India)

Defend Job Philippines

Ebenezer Baptist Chuch

Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock

Picture the Homeless

The Micah Institute

Media Mobilizing Project

Labor Religion Coalition of New York State


Dr. Vandana Shiva

United Workers of Baltimore City

Faith In New York

Southern Maine Workers’ Center

Put People First! PA

Rev. Dr. William J Barber, II

Committee on US-Latin American Relations (Cornell University)

Alabama Save OurSelves Coalition

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

The Kairos Center