As part of the call for a New Poor People’s Campaign, leaders across struggles for human rights and dignity are coming together to create a Truth Commission on the Right Not to Be Poor. As our government and the news media become less and less reliable sources of information, we have to work together to seek out the truth about the crises we’re facing.
This Truth Commission will happen through a series of tribunals, community hearings, public actions, and listening tours. With it, we will connect the experiences and insight of people on the front lines of the fight for survival. Through this process, the Truth Commission will play a significant role in developing the national platform of the New Poor People’s Campaign.
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.
Where: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (The Red Door Church) @ 400 E 1st St. in Aberdeen, WA
Chaplains on the Harbor is a hosting a People’s Revival in Aberdeen, Washington:
“Are you broke? Are you tired of hearing it’s all your own fault? THEN THIS IS THE REVIVAL FOR YOU. We won’t convert your religion. We WILL convert Grays Harbor County into a place where ALL people have a shot at a decent life.”
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.
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.
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.