Florida Poor People's Campaign 

The Poor People's Campaign is a nonviolent organization that promotes the economic equity of American institutions. We are committed to deepening the leadership of those who oppose systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation of natural lands.  The Poor People's Campaign is about building unity across lines of division. We are a moral march across the nation to bring awareness and change to the poorest communities of America. We march to transform the political, economic and moral structures of our society. We march to protest against the injustice of laws and policies that take away our civil liberties. We bring awareness of economic instability from our companies, local organizations, local political seats of government, homeowners association boards, club boards, and coalitions. We are not a political party, however we are a non-partisan coalition that is rooted in the protections of systemic economic prejudices that occur in our neighborhoods, homeowners association, rental and leased residents. 

  1. We demand the immediate implementation of federal and state living wage laws that are commensurate for the 21st century economy, guaranteed annual incomes, full employment and the right for all workers to form and join unions.

  2. We demand an end to anti-union and anti-workers’ rights laws in the states.

  3. We demand equal pay for equal work.

  4. We demand fully-funded social welfare programs that provide cash and in-kind assistance directly to the poor, including poor families. We demand an end to the attacks on SNAP, CHIP, HEAP, and other vital programs for the poor.

  5. We demand equity in education, ensuring every child receives a high-quality, well-funded, diverse public education. We demand an end to the re-segregation of schools. We demand free tuition at public colleges and universities and an end to profiteering on student debt. We demand equitable funding for historically black colleges and universities and for Native, Tribal and Indigenous educational institutions, whose missions have not outlived their purpose.

  6. We demand the expansion of Medicaid in every state and the protection of Medicare and single-payer universal health care for all.

  7. We demand fully funded public resources and access to mental health professionals and addiction and recovery programs.

  8. We demand reinvestment in and the expansion of public housing, ensuring that all have a decent house to live in.

  9. We demand equal treatment and accessible housing, health care, public transportation, adequate income and services for people with disabilities.

  10. We demand public infrastructure projects and sustainable, community-based and controlled economic initiatives that target poor urban and rural communities.

  11. We demand fair and decent housing for all and the end to the rolling back of fair housing protections at HUD.

  12. We demand relief from crushing household, student, and consumer debt. We declare Jubilee.

  13. We demand relief from wealth inequality.

  14. We demand that the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of our country’s urgent needs around decent and affordable housing, free public education, a robust social safety net and social security. We demand the repeal of the 2017 tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations and the reinvestment of those funds into public programs for housing, health care, education, jobs, infrastructure and welfare for the poor.

  15. We demand that the nation and our lawmakers turn their immediate attention to passing policies and budget allocations that would end child poverty. This includes a public hearing on the federal and state institutions charged with child safety and protection, including on how their resources are used to take children away rather than strengthening families.

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If you would like to get involved with the Florida branch of the National Poor People's Campaign, please email me on the contact page. Let's be apart of the movement!