Our November Dedicated Offering is for the Poor People’s Campaign
The Dedicated Offerings collected in November will be for the Poor People’s Campaign – a National Call for Moral Revival. Some of us may remember the earlier version of the Poor People’s Campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King. This modern Poor People’s Campaign builds on the same principles of non-violence. Led by the Reverend Dr. William Barber, it is an organization that goes into poor communities and lifts up the people there to make change. We urge you to look on the website https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/ to discover their principles, activities, and language. For instance, they talk about this being the third reconstruction, fully addressing poverty and low wages from the bottom up, fighting poverty not the poor. Their agenda is unabashedly moral, based on fundamental rights of all peoples.
In June 2019, the Poor People’s Campaign held its first Moral Action Congress in Washington, DC. Over a thousand leaders from across the country came together, along with a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill and the largest presidential candidates forum of the 2020 election cycle.
Currently they will be hosting their second *virtual* Moral Action Congress for leaders from all of the state coordinating committees to plan and strategize for the coming year — including building toward the Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 18, 2022, and the 2022 midterms.
This year, each month will be devoted to a new Dedicated Offering (DO) recipient whose representative will speak on the first Sunday. We will no longer hold a separate offering for the DO recipient but will split Sunday’s offering plate 50/50 with the recipient organization. This move symbolizes the solidarity we feel with the organizations we choose to support, and it gives us all more opportunities to contribute. As always, please specify whether the funds you send to the office or by PayPal are for the Plate, your pledge, or some other purpose.
Donations can be made to the UUSA and sent by check to P.O. Box 502, Amherst, MA 01004-0502 or on our website: https://www.uusocietyamherst.org/connection/donate.