Michigan Poor People's Campaign "In the News," media advisories and press statements

In the News:
  • Climate Defense Project, "Michigan Prosecutor Dismisses Charges Against Poor People’s Campaign Activists" (5/10/19)
  • Daily Kos, Michigan Poor People’s Campaign activists receive trial date following protest arrests (1/18/19)
  • Second Wave Media, "Ypsi summit aims to set cohesive moral agenda to address poverty in Washtenaw County" (1/9/19)
  • WCSY, "Poor People’s Campaign To Do More Michigan Listening Tours" (12/26/18)
  • Daily Kos, "Michigan Poor People’s Campaign activists choose jail over fines" (12/8/18)
  • Daily Kos, "Detroit Poor People's activists: Going to trial is 'morally and politically' the right thing to do" (10/2/18)
  • Daily Kos, "With Martin Luther King Jr. as a guide, a new Poor People's Campaign springs to action in Michigan" (7/31/18)
  • Beti Films, "Beti Films at The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival" --
    Witnessing the actions in Indianapolis, Lansing, and Detroit, we've been deeply moved by the people of this campaign, who are making history as the largest mass nonviolent moral direct action in American history. (6/22/18)
  • Daily Kos, "The Mustard Plant Blooms: Michigan Poor People's Campaign Takes the Movement to Duggan, Gilbert" (6/20/18)
  • Metrotimes, "Why we need the Michigan Poor People's Campaign" (6/20/18)
  • WILX, "Poor People's Campaign plan protest at state capitol Monday" (6/11/18)
  • Medium, "PPC does the DEQMichigan Poor Peoples Campaign met with welcome, violence at State Capitol and Constitution Hall" (6/5/18)
  • Michigan Chronicle, "People’s campaign leaders meet in Detroit today, address water shutoffs" (6/5/18)
  • Fox 47 News, "Poor People's Campaign at the State Capitol Monday" (6/4/18)
  • TruthDig, "This Peaceful Army Can Wage a 'Revolution of Values'" (6/4/18) 
  • American Urban Radio Networks, "The Poor Peoples Campaign Launches Nationwide Protests" -- Protesters for the Michigan Poor People’s Campaign lie down on the rotunda of the Michigan capitol (5/31/18) 
  • WWMT, "Protesters arrested after refusing to leave Michigan Capitol" (5/30/18)
  • UAW, "Michigan Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Kicks-Off Six Weeks of Non-Violent Direct Action Monday in Lansing" (5/21/18)
  • WLNS, "Multiple arrested at 'Poor People's Campaign' in Lansing" (5/21/18) 
  • WEMU and Michigan Radio, "More Than 100 Protestors Rally At Michigan Capitol, Block Traffic" (5/15/18) 
  • Michigan Chronicle, "Poor People’s campaign leaders meet in Detroit today, address water shutoffs" (2/23/18)
  • WDET, "Poor People’s Campaign Wants to Look Lawmakers in the Eye" (2/5/18)

  • PRWeb, "Michigan Poor, Disenfranchised To Join The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival: Poor People, Clergy and Activists to go to the Capitol, Demanding Moral, Just Political Agenda; Vow Historic Wave of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience, Direct Action This Spring" (2/4/18)
Media Advisories:

Press Statements:

National Poor People's Campaign In the news, partial list:
  •  Vox, “In 1968, Memphis sanitation workers went on strike. In 2018, their fight continues” (4/4/18)
  • National Catholic Reporter, “Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign revived after 50 years” (2/14/18)
  • CNN, “Why we’re fighting for MLK’s final cause”(2/12/18)
  • AP, 'Poor People's Campaign' readies nationwide mobilization (2/4/18)
  • Time, “Rev. Dr. Barber & Rev. Dr. Theoharis: It’s Time to Fight for America’s Soul” (12/5/17)
  • Washington Post, “A new Poor People’s Campaign wants to change how society defines morality” (12/5/17)
  • New York Times, “Ministers Look to Revive Martin Luther King’s 1968 Poverty Campaign” (12/3/17)
  • The Guardian, "Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr, a new civil rights leader takes center stage" (10/25/17)
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