It’s Time to Fully Address Poverty and Low Wages from the Bottom Up!
Enter your information below to join us on June 21, 2021 and demand your Congressional lawmakers embrace the Third Reconstruction.
About the NationalPoorPeople’s&Low-WageWorkers’Assembly
We will gather online right here at 3rdReconstruction.org from all 50 U.S. states and territories, and from across the world, simultaneously with an in-person rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, NC (Halifax Mall, 300 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC).
- Poor people, low-wage workers, moral and faith leaders and advocates will gather online simultaneously with a socially-distant rally in Raleigh, NC for a National Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers Assembly. The hybrid online/in-person mass assembly will include our over 40 state coordinating committees, 200+ organizing partners, and thousands of moral and faith leaders in our Prophetic Council.
- From June 21, the Poor People’s Campaign will launch a one year campaign fighting forward every day towards a massive, generationally-transformative Moral March on Washington and Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly on June 18, 2022. People from every corner of the U.S. will converge and convene in the nation’s capital in the summer of 2022 to create a national stage for the voices and leadership of people directly impacted by systemic racism, the denial of health care and ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. We will demonstrate the power and resolve of poor people to make the Third Reconstruction a reality.
- Pledge to join us by filling out the form on this page and sending the congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction to your representative in Congress. Return here to participate in the rally on June 21. Come back to this page in the coming weeks for further opportunities to volunteer online or in-person.
- Use the Toolkit to spread the word!
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is made up of people of all backgrounds, we are Black, Brown, White, Native, and Asian; we are old and young; we are Christian, Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim; we are people of faith and not of faith; we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities; we are led by poor people and we are a cross-class movement; we are people of all abilities; and we live in every region and state of the country, from Alabama to Alaska, from Maine to California to Mississippi.
About the ThirdReconstruction
Drawing on the transformational history of the First Reconstruction following the Civil War and the Second Reconstruction of the civil rights struggles of the 20th century, the Third Reconstruction is a revival of our constitutional commitment to establish justice, provide for the general welfare, end decades of austerity, and recognize that policies that center the 140 million are also good economic policies that can heal and transform the nation.
Emerging from the pain and organizing power of the 140 million people living in poverty or with low wages in this nation, the congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction reflects an omnibus vision for a fundamental restructuring of society that lifts from the bottom. This newest congressional effort comes as a response to years of movement-building to create the collective resolve necessary to implement real and transformational legislative action.
This non-partisan resolution recognizes that in order to build a true Third Reconstruction we must simultaneously deal with the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the denial of health care, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism that blames the poor instead of the systems that cause poverty.
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In the News
- The Washington PostPoor People’s Campaign, lawmakers unveil sweeping resolution to tackle poverty
- Democracy Now!Rev. William Barber Calls for a “Third Reconstruction” to Lift 140 Million People Out of Poverty
- Inequality.orgPoor People’s Campaign and House Progressives Call for a ‘Third Reconstruction’
- MSNBCRev. William Barber II: What price do we pay if we don’t address poverty and low wealth?
- Wisconsin ExaminerPoor People’s Campaign push for ‘Third Reconstruction’ in America
- CNNHow a Third Reconstruction could end American poverty
- NewsweekA Resolution to End Poverty in the World's Wealthiest Country