North Carolina Is All In

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is organizing around the nation. We are challenging systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism, and our nation’s distorted moral narrative. We are demanding a moral agenda to address these issues because we refuse to give up on the heart and soul of this democracy and our world. We are people who challenge the false moral narrative of religious and Christian nationalism and who are lifting up a moral vision of justice and love and care for the poor, the stranger, the sick, and the least of these as a guiding moral framework for addressing public policy.

Truth + Accountablity = Transparency

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II joined a news conference at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24th in Elizabeth City with the family of Andrew Brown Jr., the unarmed Black man shot and killed Wednesday by a sheriff’s deputy. Other participants include civil rights attorney Harry Daniels and Keith Rivers, president of the Pasquotank County NAACP chapter

Tell Governor Cooper to Issue a Full Pardon for Dontae

After being wrongfully arrested and convicted at the age of 19 in 1994 in Pitt County, and serving 26 years in a North Carolina prison for a crime that he did not commit, Dontae Sharpe was finally exonerated.

He was released from prison in August of 2019 and now serves as the first Forward Justice Returning in Service and Excellence (R.I.S.E) Fellow and leading advocate for criminal justice reform. Dontae speaks to audiences across the country about his experiences and the need to advocate and organize for change in the criminal legal system.

While Dontae has gained his freedom, the fight still continues. Since at least November of 2019, his pardon application has been sitting on Governor Cooper’s desk waiting for approval. Without a pardon, Dontae continues to bear the mark of wrongful imprisonment on his record and is ineligible to be paid restitution by the state for the decades of his life stolen from him and his family by a broken system.

Join us in calling on Governor Cooper to issue a Full Pardon for Dontae, to begin to right the state’s wrongs and fully open the pathway to the future that he deserves.

14 Policy Priorities for the First 100 Days

On behalf of the 140 million poor and low-income people in the country, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival – and our 45 state coordinating committees, thousands of religious leaders, scholars, economists, advocated and hundreds of supporting organizations – insists that the following policies from the Poor People’s Jubilee Platform take precedence during the first 50-100 days of the new administration and 117th Congress.

Statement from the Poor People’s Campaign on the Events of January 6th

“The Poor People’s Campaign witnessed with heavy hearts the events of January 6th, when a mob emboldened by hate, lies, and racism laid siege to the US Capitol and other state capitals across the country in an attempt to subvert our democracy. This attack was carried out at the behest of a narcissistic President and his enablers, who have followed a divisive political strategy that is as old as the deconstructionists of the 1870s and the Southern strategy of the 1960s. We know that the only antidote to this poison in our body politic is a moral fusion coalition committed to reconstructing democracy.”

Split Screen | Split Realities: Nonviolent Protests vs. Violent Mobs

Watch here for images from nonviolent protests over the past decade contrasted with images of the violent mob attempting to overthrow the U.S. government on January 6, 2021.

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Northeastern Circle
Jackson, NC 27845, USA

Covers: Halifax, Hertford, Bertie & Northampton Counties
Contact: Wanda Flythe

Salisbury/Rowan Circle
Salisbury, NC, USA

Covers: Rowan & Iredell Counties
Contact: Mary Walker

Sandhills Circle
Spring Lake, NC, USA

Covers: Harnett, Moore, Lee, Johnston & Cumberland Counties

Contact: Jean Sivoli

Southern Piedmont Circle
Charlotte, NC, USA

Covers: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cabarrus, Union, Lincoln, Stanly, Catawba, Burke & Cleveland Counties

Contact: Cate DeMallie

Triad Circle
Greensboro, NC, USA

Covers: Alamance, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham & Stokes Counties

Contact: Thomas (Tom) Clayton

Triangle Circle
Durham, NC, USA

Covers: Durham, Orange, Chatham & Wake Counties

Contact: Christopher Nobblitt

Western Circle
Asheville, NC, USA

Covers: Buncombe, Brevard & Hendersonville Counties

Contact: Leslie Boyd

North Carolina
Poor People’s Campaign

Facts

NC Poor People’s Campaign

Fact Sheet (2020)

NC Poor People’s Campaign

Defund Militarism

NC Poor People’s Campaign

Child Well-being

NC Poor People’s Campaign

Fact Sheet (2018)

North Carolina
Poor People’s Campaign

Facts

NC Poor People’s Campaign

Fact Sheet (2020)

NC Poor People’s Campaign

Defund Militarism

NC Poor People’s Campaign

Child Well-being

NC Poor People’s Campaign

Fact Sheet (2018)

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