2016 RNC March in Cleveland
Current Initiatives and Campaigns
The 2017 Poor People's Campaign led by Reverend William Barber, will strategically connect and grow different struggles and lift up and deepen the leadership of those most affected to transform the political, economic and moral structures of our society. The Campaign will push forward concrete demands, build unity across lines of division, and draw on art, music, and religious traditions to challenge the dominant narrative that blames poor people for poverty.
It will be a multi-year undertaking. The Summer of 2017 through the Spring of 2018 will be used as the public launching of the Campaign (Poor People's Campaign).
The Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty held on October 14th, 2017 was observed by over 100 community members, leaders, politicians, artists and students. As a result of the common issues presented in the testimonies, The End Poverty Now Coalition plans to pursue campaigns and initiatives that will reflect the challenges highlighted in those testimonies including prejudice in the healthcare system involving patient care along with promoting the Commissioner's findings which includes unity and community empowerment to overcome society's challenges.
What is the End Poverty Now Coalition?
In September, 2015 the End Poverty Now Coalition was organized as a collective action to call upon both political parties during the Republican National Convention in regards to poverty issues in the United States.
Our anticipated impact was to raise the issues of poverty publicly and nationally to a degree that would require the candidates, the media and the public to look seriously at the issues of poverty that have been otherwise ignored for decades.
Today, we serve as a coordinated grassroots effort to begin a bottoms up approach for addressing poverty locally, regionally and statewide. Presently, there are over 16 organizations actively involved.
If you would like to learn more and become involved with our projects, including an upcoming photo-voice project with Cleveland residents in Spring 2018 fill out the form below.