The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival is a grassroots moral movement that challenges the interlocking issues of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. The Campaign is co-led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II of Repairers of the Breach and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis of the Kairos Center. The Campaign draws on the unfinished work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967/68 Poor People's Campaign, which called for a "revolution of values." Today, the Campaign's social justice organizers work closely with community leaders in over 40 states to support existing local organizing and strengthen advocacy around poverty wages, voting rights, environmental racism, and other critical policy issues.
The Campaign aims to shift the narrative on interlocking policy issues in the United States and build a powerful fusion coalition that can dismantle these unjust systems and achieve lasting social change. Through its local organizing work, the Campaign amplifies the voices of impacted people across the country, provides training on building grassroots movements, and collaborates with local and national partners on direct actions and gatherings. The Campaign's work is supported locally by volunteer activists, including impacted community members, faith leaders, and organizers.