POOR PEOPLE’S ARMY, not a corporate campaign

We have launched a POOR PEOPLE’S ARMY in an effort to save our lives. More people in the U.S. have died from the opiate crisis that from the Vietnam War. Our children continue to go to bed hungry and go to inadequate schools, and are the victims of violence.

Our families are not surviving, and in order for us to fight for a future for our children and the planet, we are getting organized.

On opening day of the Milwaukee Democratic National Convention, July 13, 2020, we want to amass the largest Poor People’s Army in the belly of the beast… to fight for humanity for those of us here at home and those abroad. The children of Africa, of Venezuela, of Puerto Rico and Palestine (and the list goes on) are counting on us! Can we count on you to enlist today?

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We are not funded by corporations and we don’t give our money or resources to corporate parties like the Democrats. We are an independent Poor People’s Army and will be a force to be reckoned with.

We hosted our first BOOTCAMP in Trainer, PA mid-March 2019, and are setting up other Bootcamps in other parts of the country. Sign up here to learn about how to HOST A BOOTCAMP IN YOUR AREA! See more details on the Bootcamps at the bottom.

We announced the Poor People’s Army on March 30 in Washington DC at the anti-War anti-NATO Protest.

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What does it take to become a soldier in the Poor People’s Army?

Have you read our Principles of Unity? If you agree with these Principles, that’s your first step. If you have questions about any, contact us at ppehrcorg@gmail.com.

Earn your SOLDIER BADGE & SHIRT when you do any combination of the following:

1. Go to a BOOTCAMP when possible. Bootcamp provides 20-25 hours of training in strategies and tactics of organizing, development of spirit and body and morale, and real-life practice on today’s Underground Railroad (projects of survival for poor people).   plus:

2. Attend monthly, local organizing meetings of Poor People’s Army and/or national conference calls of the Poor People’s Army if there are no regional meetings.

OR

1. Engage in 25 hours of the following:

  1. Poor People’s Army projects of survival for poor people on the underground Railroad (food or clothing collections and distributions, transportation or visitations, trial support, etc)

  2. Marches and protests aligning with goals of the Poor People’s Army

  3. Fundraising for the Poor People’s Army (small amounts, including grants)

plus:

2. Attend monthly, local organizing meetings of Poor People’s Army and/or national conference calls of the Poor People’s Army if there are no regional meetings.

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1. Fundraising large amounts of money (over $1,000, including grants). plus:

2. Attend monthly, local organizing meetings of Poor People’s Army and/or national conference calls of the Poor People’s Army if there are no regional meetings.

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Host a Poor People’s Army BOOTCAMP with support from Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. Fill out this form if you would like to learn how to host a Bootcamp in your area. Or signup for a Conference Call/Webinar to give you an overview of how to host a bootcamp. We will offer ongoing support as needed.

The ruling class has their own army and police, disciplined and united. Our side needs just as much training, education, experience, and discipline to fight for justice for poor and working people (though with different, emancipatory tactics). A BOOTCAMP is meant to begin to develop people Mentally, Spiritually, Politically, and Physically.

We’ll provide resources to look at mental intelligence, healing, responsibility to others, self-discipline, planning, and political organizing and education. The bulk of program is about tools, tactics, and leadership in the movement. We use videos, short writings, and exercises to explore the importance of self-education and commitment. How do we move beyond indecision and hold up to scrutiny? How does one lead when things don’t go according to plan? We’ll talk about how to move beyond mental and physical exhaustion, how to delegate and share responsibilities, and how to recruit others to join the army. We’ll look at the “Underground Railroad” today (support by any means necessary for the oppressed today), and how to create bases in the Poor People’s Army. We’ll discuss the necessity of “projects of survival,” organizing, principles of unity, and our strategy. We offer a youth component of training, and opportunities for kids and young adults’ voices to be heard.