On April 4th, 2010 poor people and their allies will unite with the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) to advance Dr. King’s dream of ending poverty.
The March to Fulfill the Dream will visit dozens of cities between New Orleans and Detroit, the site of the US Social Forum 2010, to highlight the urgent need for affordable housing and healthcare in the United States. Housing, healthcare, and jobs are human rights according to the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, endorsed by the U.S. in 1948. Continuing the legacy of Dr. King’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, which was cut short by his assassination, the tour is part of a larger strategy to unite poor people’s groups and their allies from across the country to build a diverse nonviolent movement to end poverty.
The PPEHRC caravan will visit many cities (full stop list here), including historic cities from the Civil Rights movement, for which Dr. King became the famous spokesperson. Each stop will include marches, demonstrations, and speak-outs led by poor people from the local cities, dramatizing the plight of today’s swelling numbers of the poor. Among the stops is Marks, Mississippi, where Dr. King launched the original Poor People’s Campaign in 1968 with a march and caravan to the nation’s capital.
For all of the information on the march, go here.
For more information on the US Social Forum, go here.
- Individuals who want to join in the march along any of the stops need to fill out this form and return it.
- Organizations that want to join in the march need to fill out this form.
Healthcare-NOW! members and staff will be attending the US Social Forum in Detroit. If you’d like to participate in our single-payer workshop, parade, truth hearing, People’s Movement Assembly, or other events being planned, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare-NOW! is committed to building the movement for the healthcare we need. We hope you will join us.