On Monday, March 4, the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign delivered letters with the demands of the National PPC: A National Call For Moral Revival to all 170 North Carolina Representatives and Senators.

Once again, Legislative Aides for House Speaker Moore refused to set up a meeting with a delegation of impacted poor North Carolinians. We reminded them that there are 3.5 million eligible poor and low income voters in our State, or 41.25% of the electorate.

In other words, we will make ourselves heard regardless of their attempts to silence us.

We informed our representatives that we’d be back on April 24th when the short legislative session begins, to remind them of their duty to all North Carolinians to address and abolish Poverty as the 4th leading cause of death in this State and the Nation.

The text of the letters begins:

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is a national campaign organizing poor people and low-wage workers, along with our moral allies, to challenge the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the denial of healthcare, militarism, and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism.

Over 40 percent of the nation, or over 135 million people, are poor or one emergency away from economic ruin which includes 61% of Hispanic, 59% of Native/Indigenous, 55% of Black, 36% of Asian, and 32% of White people. We account for one-third of eligible voters nationwide, and over 40% of the electorate here in North Carolina. And yet, political campaigns have too often ignored our pressing concerns. In this election year, we aim to change that.

This past Saturday, March 2, the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign joined over 30 states nationwide with simultaneous marches and assemblies at state capitols. Thousands of us marched on Raleigh from across the state to take back the mic from the extremists and make our voices heard.

Click here to read the full letter.

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