Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Poor People's Campaign to Launch 2018 Efforts in New Mexico

The rally and mass revival for the Poor People's Campaign made a big impact in Albuquerque last August. Central United Methodist was packed to capacity, and the energy and sense of commitment was very palpable that evening. In 2017 over 1200 New Mexican's marched and gathered to support this campaign. The reasonable question is "what comes next?"

Here is the answer.  Organizers of the Poor People's Campaign in New Mexico are planning a big event to launch activities for 2018 in Albuquerque and elsewhere in New Mexico on Sunday, January 14, at Congregation Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW (map), 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The date coincides with the celebration of  Dr. Martin Luther King's 91st birthday as well as the 50th year of his death. 

The Albuquerque event, which is part of a series of similar rallies around the country, will feature speakers, local music and more. A Facebook event has been created for the occasion. "Bring your friends and your family. Everyone is invited to attend as the issues being addressed affect us all," say the organizers of the campaign. Let's do this together!"

"Rev. Dr. King lived and died championing the cause of justice for all and striving to bring good news of a brighter day for the poor and vulnerable people of the world," said the organizers, "We are holding this national revival gathering to call on the nation to enlist in the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We call on all people of moral conscience to join us in 40 days of direct action in over half the states to challenge extremism in state and national politics."

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