New York State Poor People's Campaign:
A National Call For Moral Revival
Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS is the anchoring organization of the New York State Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, which is part of a state-based nationwide moral fusion movement to address the five interlocking injustices of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism and a distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.
The Poor People’s Campaign launched in May 2018 with 40 days of coordinated action in more than 35 states. Nationally, the 40 Days of Action represented the largest wave of civil disobedience in the 21st-century United States. In New York, more than 1300 people participated in direct action in Albany, including 360 people risking arrest in nonviolent civil disobedience.
Since the 40 Days of Action, the NYS PPC has continued to organize across New York through base-building, direct action, political education, cultural organizing, and leadership development.Regional Committees are active in 9 different regions of New York: Long Island, New York City, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, North Country, Central New York, Rochester, Buffalo, and Southern Tier.
To learn more about the NYS PPC
Watch Empire State Rumblings, a 30-min film about the New York’s participation in the 40 Days of Action that launched the PPC:NCMR nationally in May-June 2018, in New York and Taking Root, a 10-min sequel about the following 2 years of organizing.