The Poor People's Campaign Vermont is part of a national movement — a national moral revival — challenging systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and environmental destruction.
For years we have seen a kind of attention violence towards issues of systemic racism, poverty, and militarism. Fifty years after the first Poor People's campaign, now is the time to resurrect the essence of Martin Luther King's last campaign. The Campaign will push forward concrete demands, build unity across lines of division, and draw on art, music, and religious traditions to challenge the dominant narrative that blames poor people for poverty. Along with campaigns around the country, we aim to build a broad and deep national moral movement — rooted in the leadership of poor people and reflecting the great moral teachings — to unite our country from the bottom up.