Poor People's Moral Action Congress Forum

C-SPAN video   

Monday, June 17, 2019 at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC.

9 CANDIDATES: Bennet, Biden, Harris, Messam, Sanders, Swalwell, Warren, Williamson, Yang. 

Background: The forum took place on the first day of this three-day gathering.  Bishop William Barber, Rev. Liz Theoharis, and MSNBC's Joy Reid hosted the forum, which was carried live on MSNBC.  Candidates had four-minute opening statements, then fielded questions from the hosts and the audience.



The Poor People’s Moral Action Congress is being organized at Trinity Washington University from June 17 to 19, 2019 by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Nearly one thousand poor people, moral leaders, activists, and advocates from over 40 states across the country will convene on Washington DC for three days to strategize, learn and build power together.

During the Congress, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will launch the Poor People’s Moral Budget that shows concretely how to enact the demands of the Campaign. We will hold a Forum with 2020 Presidential Candidates when poor people from across the country will ask questions about the issues that impact their lives and we will hold a Hearing from those most impacted by systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of Christian nationalism who are coming together to organize a movement. On the second day of Congress, participants will join workshops or longer tracks to learn how and why we are building a moral fusion movement.

Come join a fusion movement that is building in more than 40 states and Washington DC – shifting the narrative, impacting policies, and building power among the 140 million poor people in the United States.