IPS has worked closely with the Poor People’s Campaign since its origins in 2017, including working as the PPC’s research partner for much of that time. The PPC’s broad focus on the interlocking injustices of poverty, systemic racism, militarism and the war economy, and environmental devastation, closely parallels IPS’s own work. And like the PPC, we believe that changing the world requires wide ranging work with important social movements – and the Poor People’s Campaign today is one of the broadest and most influential in this country.
So we are proud to partner with the PPC as part of their Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington & to the Polls.
As the PPC says, we assemble and march on June 18, 2022 because “any nation that ignores nearly half of its citizens is in a moral, economic and political crisis. There were 140 million people who were poor or one emergency away from economic ruin before the pandemic. Since March 2020, while hundreds of thousands of people have died, millions are on the edge of hunger and eviction, and still without health care or living wages, billionaire wealth has grown by over $2 trillion.”
We look forward to seeing many in the IPS family with us on June 18. MORE INFO!