The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Everybody’s Got a Right To Live

For six weeks in the spring of 2018, Philadelphia Jobs With Justice the largest wave of nonviolent in civil disobedience in US history. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations and movements across the nation. As part of the PA PCC Coordination Team, we’ve been fighting to shift the moral narrative around poverty, racism, militarism, and ecological devastation.

From the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign:

It’s time to break the silence about America’s war on the poor.  140 million people live in poverty today and it’s not because people are lazy or unwilling to work hard, but because politicians have blocked living wages and healthcare and undermined union rights and wage increases.

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What Would “HQ2” Mean for You?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a higher net worth any other person in the world, but cities across the country are still racing to offer Amazon billions in tax breaks. Here in Philadelphia, officials have released a heavily redacted version of our city’s first Amazon HQ2 bid, and the second bid is a total secret.

Without a transparent bid process, the Philadelphians who would be impacted most by an Amazon headquarters have been shut out of the conversation. 

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