From May 14-June 22, 2018, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival launched 40 days of “nonviolent moral fusion direct action,” calling on our country to change course on the deep moral crises that threaten our democracy and our survival. T’ruah supported the campaign in a variety of ways, including by publishing text studies in support of the campaign’s six major themes, one each week.
Week One (May 14-19)
Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Poverty Overwhelmingly Targets the Most Vulnerable—Children, Women, LGBTQIA+, and People with Disabilities
Note: Rabbi Rubenstein adapted the above text study into this essay published in JTA.
Week Two (May 20-26)
Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Ending Mass Incarceration, and Justice for Immigrants
Week Three (May 27-June 2)
Militarism, The War Economy, the Proliferation of Weapons of War: Treatment of Veterans, Education and Our National Priorities
Week Four (June 3-9)
Ecological Devastation and Health: Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthcare for All
- Text study by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, focused on the human role in the world
- Text study by Rabbi Suzanne Singer, focused on an expansive definition of health
Week Five (June 10-16)
Everybody’s Got a Right to Live: Jobs, Income, the Right to Organize and Housing
Note: Rabbi Rothbaum adapted the above text study into this article published in The Forward.