Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Mr Jerry L Robinson, President and CEO
Mr Floyd Davis, VP
Mr Bryon Clay
SCLC National Office,
Dear Mr. Clay:
The Poor People’s Campaign, Inc. supports the Gathering of Hearts Poverty Tour. We are also in support of Gathering of Hearts and SCLC public hearing in the town of Lambert, MS to address human right issues, such as affordable housing, health care, education, jobs and many other important issues.
We at the National office of The Poor People Campaign, Inc. support your march that will take place Saturday: June 20th in Jackson, Mississippi. We understand that people from all over the United States are expected to attend this much needed hearing, as well as participate in the Poor People's march.
As you know from 1965 and 1966, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the brilliant organizing insights of the SCLC to the slums of Chicago to confront the evils of a number of slum lords. King moved his own family into a rundown housing unit in Chicago’s Lawndale community (renamed Slumdale at the time by its occupants), where they endured for a time the harrowing poverty, squalor, and overcrowding that other slum residents had endured for decades. I’m also reminded that Dr. King was able to inspire many grassroots people in Chicago interested in the Poor People’s Campaign, Inc.
Working with former associates of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Poor People’s Campaign, Inc. reestablished the long dormant Poor People’s Campaign here in Chicago, IL. Today, The Poor People’s Campaign, Inc., and home of President Barack Obama, is working to help poor and low-income people in Chicago and across the nation achieve economic prosperity and self sufficiency.
The National office of the Poor People’s Campaign, Inc. stands by SCLC as it works to build a local office of the Poor People’s Campaign, Inc., which will be affiliated with the National office of The poor People’s Campaign, Inc. here in the home state of our President of the United States, President Barack Obama - Chicago, IL.
Mr Jerry L Robinson
President and CEO