Forty days and forty nights of rain were nothing to what Rev. Dr. William Barber has in store.
Along with Rev. Dr. Theoharis, Rev. Barber will begin the new Poor People’s Campaign (www.poorpeoplescampaign.org) tomorrow in 30 state capitols for 40 days. This campaign will involve “organizing, educating and power building, voter registration and mobilization” around “issues like voter suppression, issues like poverty and low wages, issues like the lack of health care, issues like the fact that more people die in this world from pollution than from any other cause,” according to Theoharis.
Barber demands that, “…There has to be a moral dissent and a moral critique in every, every, every generation. If there is injustice, if there is oppression, every generation has to pick it up. The success begins when you stand up and challenge it.”