The Poor People's Campaign is a continuation of the nonviolent action started by Martin Luther King Jr. fifty years ago. He and others invited people who had been divided to stand together against the “triplets of evil”—militarism, racism, and economic injustice—to insist that people need not die from poverty in the richest nation ever to exist.
In 2018, hundreds of organizations and thousands of people have gathered together to stand against poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, systemic racism and the war economy and militarism. May started the beginning of 40 days of moral nonviolent action in over 40 state capitals across the country. The campaign will end on June 23rd in Washington D.C. in a mass rally to Stand Against Poverty.