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Poor Peoples Campaign

The 40-day Poor People's campaign will feature numerous events centered around non-violent activism.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Poor People's Campaign is kicking off their efforts for the new legislative session this week.

The campaign is based around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Clergy members and advocates for the poor from around the state converged at the Statehouse Monday for what’s being called a “die in."

Activists for the Poor Peoples Campaign protested at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Advocates for low-income Ohioans continue what they are calling the “Poor People’s Protest.” And this latest one at the Statehouse culminated with some activists being removed from the premises without a struggle.

The 40-day Poor People's campaign will feature numerous events centered around non-violent activism.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. advocated for Americans living in poverty in what was called the “Poor People’s Campaign.” But advocates for poor Ohioans say the problems that existed are still common. So, they’re relaunching the effort that was first kicked off a half a century ago.

Columbus Unitarian Church Rev. Marian Stewart speaks during a press conference at the Ohio State House.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Activists for low-income Ohioans say they are stepping up lobbying and protesting for change. It is one of 30 campaigns being waged throughout the country.