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New Hampshire Poor People's Campaign Prepares For Final Rally

Jun 18, 2018

Rev. Eric Jackson leads a march around the statehouse during the Poor People's Campaign first rally in May.
Credit Daniela Allee / NHPR

For the past six weeks, the Poor People’s Campaign has gathered in front of the Statehouse, calling attention to issues like racism, immigration and the environment. 

But the next steps don't involve proposing specific policy changes. 

“So we should impact the values of our country, and if we can impact the values of our state then we can see a change that’s reflected in public policy,” said Rev. Eric Jackosn, one of the campaign co-chairs.

Organizers say one of the changes they've seen from the campaign is how different advocacy groups are connecting because they've met at the weekly rallies.

"I think that's going to change the way that the people of New Hampshire can organize and make change even though we're not looking at specific policy demands," said Rev. Jason Wells, another campaign co-chair.

About 10 people will head to the National Mall on Saturday to take part in a rally and revival that'll bring together Poor People's Campaign members from across the country.