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Poor People's Campaign Rally set for Monday

Poor Peoples Campaign Rally set for Monday
Poor Peoples Campaign Rally set for Monday
Posted at 6:40 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 03:26:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Monday the Florida Poor People's Campaign will join more than 40 other states in rallying at the State Capitol for various issues.

WTXL's Jada Williams visited the Capitol go learn details about the campaign.

The Florida Poor People's Campaign is fighting for exactly what the name details, poor people, while puting emphasis on the groups more statistically inclined to live in poverty. Those groups include minorities, women and children, and disabled persons.

People from across the state are meeting at the Capitol this Monday morning to speak out and hope to spark changes that they hope will bring more moral values to Florida.

This campaign is backed by various faith groups, activist groups and the arts community.

Across the country, people are joining in on the push to do more for the people in need.

The rally is today at the Capitol at 2 p.m.

The rally is the beginning of a campaign spanning more than an entire month.

The campaign is spending the next 40 days on trainings, demonstrations and events - all focusing on lending a helping hand and getting others to lend a helping hand to the impoverished.

Organizers say this is six weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action happening countrywide to show elected leaders that the disenfranchised - such as minorities, women and veterans - demand more attention.

The organization wants to use various forums to speak out from talking to lawmakers to getting the word out through art and music.

The majority of the trainings and events will be ahead at the Florida People's Advocacy Center on MLK in Tallahassee. Further details will be given out in the coming days.