From the panhandle to the border, from El Paso to the gulf coast, Texans are coming together to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.
44% of people in Texas are poor or low-income ––
a total of 12.6 million people.
5.3 million make less than $15 an hour ––
48% of TX's workforce.
4.9 million Texans are uninsured.
We Need a Moral Policy Agenda to Heal and Transform America
We’re rolling out an expansive effort of base-building, voter registration and protection, town halls and forums, and nationally coordinated days of action.
The Prophetic Pledge is a call for at least 1000 faith and community organizations to come together and pledge to each turn out 1000 people to vote.
Faith and community organizations that sign on to the Prophetic Pledge are signing on to help build a movement that votes and build the power we need to hold our elected officials accountable to the policies that the people are demanding.
Take the Prophetic Pledge
How would the political landscape change if the needs and demands of poor and low-income voters were better represented in the electoral process? This new report, “Unleashing the Power of Poor and Low-Income Americans,” uses nationally representative data to illustrate the potential voting power of low-income Americans.
The Texas Poor People's Campaign is a part of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival, an organization led by Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. Our organization is carrying on the work of the original 1968 Poor People's Campaign, which was led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. We are a moral fusion movement with people from of all faiths and backgrounds who are deeply committed to lifting up and deepening the leadership of those most affected by systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation and to building unity across lines of division. Our campaign has spent years connecting with communities across the nation, learning from the struggles being waged, gathering testimonies and chronicling demands of hundreds of poor people who demand a better society. Our campaign is motivated by a desire for economic justice: the idea that all people should have what they need to live.