Hundreds of people are gathering in Binghamton right now for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Mass Meeting, featuring campaign co-chairs Bishop William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis. You can be part of this important evening by tuning into the livestream on the Poor People's Campaign Facebook page, beginning at 7pm. Click here to watch.
Tonight will feature live music, spoken word, addresses from Bishop Barber and Rev. Theoharis, as well as the release of the the Truth Commission on Poverty in New York State report. The Truth Commission held public hearings in three regions of New York this summer, gathering input from over 80 New Yorkers on their experiences with poverty and other injustices. You can view all the testimony and read the report's findings here. Three people who gave testimony - Liz James, Bobby Black, and Jackie Bogart - will also share their stories tonight.
As the Truth Commission report makes clear, we need a statewide and national movement to address the evils of poverty, racism, and other forms of oppression in our society. Tonight is one important step in building that movement here in New York.
Hope you'll watch and help spread the word!