February 13, 2018

 TO:               Local Union Presidents, Plant Shop Chairman, Civil and Human Rights Chairperson


 Before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King began what was called the “Poor People’s Campaign.”  He did so with the intent to unite our country from the bottom to start a movement against systemic racism and other forms of discrimination, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation.  Dr. King believed that by engaging in coordinated and collective nonviolent civil disobedience and direct action across the nation, we could confront such evils and move the country’s moral compass and begin to shift the distorted moral narrative of our nation.

 Dr. King was assassinated the day before the campaign was to begin 50 years ago.  In commemoration of Dr. King’s efforts, the Poor People’s Campaign is being revived for 40 days of moral action from May 13, 2018 until June 21, 2018 in at least 25 states and Washington, D.C.

To read the call letter click on the link below.

To fill out the pledge card click on the link below.