When Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis in 1968, he was leading an initiative called the Poor People’s Campaign to demand economic justice for all. Now, 50 years later, a revival of his Poor People’s Campaign is under way, and SEA/SEIU Local 1984 is proud to support this bold initiative.
We’re joining with community allies and faith groups in pursuit of a moral revival, challenging systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, and ecological devastation. Our nation’s distorted moral narrative must change and it starts with us. Our collective efforts have already had a rippling effect: when state employees were fighting for a contract from Gov. Chris Sununu, these same allies and faith groups stood beside us and urged the governor and his team to consider the issue from a moral perspective. Working together, we can impact not only our workplaces but our communities as well.
The SEIU international union is supporting this campaign and is encouraging Locals to get involved. In May, the SEA’s Board of Directors voted to support the campaign, as well. In the coming months, we’ll be participating in actions as part of the Poor People’s Campaign and we invite you to join us!
Please contact David Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved, and visit the Poor People’s Campaign website for more information.