MLK POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN
Organization and Planning Meeting
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 pm
1401 21st Street, Ste. 310, Sacramento
To all Sponsors and Supporters:As you know, we are coming to the end of another year. And still, so many urgent issues–homelessness, lack of jobs, unliveable wages, hunger, immigration reform, environmental destruction, police brutality, and more continue to plague our communities, regardless of color.
In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., helped launched the Poor People’s Campaign,to lift all Americans out of poverty. The Campaign’s anti-poverty package included:
–Guaranteed employment for all, at living wages,
–Access to affordable housing and health care for all,
–Rescinding cuts to education, and
–Ensuring that ordinary citizens had a larger role in government.
Forty-five years later, we’re still fighting these battles. Dr. King left us with the moral responsibility to work together to resolve these issues. What better way to honor Dr. King than to join in solidarity with others to fight for social and economic justice? In that spirit, we are planning for Saturday, January 18th, to be a day to join together to fight the cuts and many assaults on the middle class and the poor. We’re planning to march from Crocker Park to the Capitol, and hold our event on the West side of the Capitol. We envision a day for diverse organizations to come together to raise our voices and pledge support so that we can become a powerful force for change.
We need your ideas and your passion to create a day for all who yearn to breathe free, and for righteousness, justice, and equality. Please attend our Thursday, December 5th planning meeting. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm, at 1401 21st Street, Suite 310, Sacramento.
It was Dr. King who said “When we remain silent to the things that matter, our lives begin to end.”
Thank you for your time and support at this short notice,
Occupy Sacramento Urban Outreach Committee