On April 12, the UFCW endorsed the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Founded by Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Liz Theoharis, the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, and hundreds of local and national grassroots groups, this campaign is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation, and the nation’s distorted morality.
UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement regarding the endorsement:
“The Poor People’s Campaign believes, as our union family does, that our economy can and should work better for everyone.
“Telling the millions of people who are struggling alone to work harder, complain less, or pray more won’t work.
“Wage inequality, the assault on voting rights, underemployment, and the attacks on immigrant and refugee communities are all part of a systemic effort to disenfranchise poor communities.
“We’re proud to support the Poor People’s Campaign because, if successful, it will bring hard-working families more power to build better lives.”