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March to Fulfill the Dream

Marian Kramer announcing the March to Fulfill the Dream

April 4, 2010 to June 20, 2010
New Orleans, LA to Detroit, MI
Join us on this historic march from New Orleans to the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit to demand guaranteed healthcare and housing for everyone in the United States - and to build the movement to end poverty!Read more...

May 2010 Month of Action: Housing is a Human Right!

Marian Kramer announcing the March to Fulfill the Dream

On May 1st, PPEHRC kicks off a month of coordinated actions across the United States. These actions are part of a long-term struggle to elevate housing to the level of a human right. Read more about our month of action and follow the month of actions on our blog


Zero Evictions and Foreclosures National Training in Philadelphia: February 5th � 7th


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Featured Actions


Eduardo needs a heart!

Eduardo Loredo, a 14 year old Kansas City boy, is being denied an urgently needed heart transplant. The JCCC Latinos United Now and Always Club and PPEHRC have made it their priority to fight this inhumanity and injustice against Eduardo. Read more
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Recent Actions


Building the Unsettling Force: A Nat'l Conference to Abolish Poverty

Social Welfare Action Alliance and PPEHRC held their joint 2009 conference, "Building the Unsettling Force: A National Conference to Abolish Poverty," at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky in July 2009. Report from conference coming soon! Read coverage of the conference on our blog.

Past Actions

RNC 2008

March For Our Lives

UPDATED: March for our Lives at the Republican National Convention 2008 a victory for poor people and the movement to end poverty

Read all about our March Coverage and more media coverage in our press section


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Sept 2008 edition

Our Mission

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The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through advancing economic human rights as named in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights- such as the rights to food, housing, health, education, communication and a living wage job.
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Faces of the Fallen

Faces of the Fallen This project aims to highlight the millions of Americans who have suffered economic human rights violations in the richest country in the history of the world--those who have been laid off, denied healthcare, lived in shelters, had their children taken away, and gone without food for their families.

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What are Economic Human Rights?

What are Economic Human Rights?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the international standard for Human Rights, expresses the rights due every human being - including food, housing, and living wage jobs. While claiming to defend human rights, the United States has consistantly ignored and undermined the global consensus on economic human rights. Economic Human Rights are mainly expressed in articles 23, 25, and 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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