PC: ‘Social And Economic Empowerment For All’

January 16, 2017

“Almost fifty years after his death, the words, sermons and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continue to inspire movements like the People’s Campaign in Bermuda,” the People’s Campaign said today, adding that they will “continuously fight for social and economic empowerment for all in Bermuda.”

People's Campaign  TC Bermuda January 16 2016

The People’s Campaign said, “Almost fifty years after his death, the words, sermons and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968] continues to inspire movements like the People’s Campaign in Bermuda.

“In fact, the principals of the People’s Campaign, which was founded in April 2014, were motivated by the “Poor People’s Campaign”, which was founded by Dr. King in 1968 in an effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States.

“The People’s Campaign Manifesto states “The Peoples Campaign for Equality, Jobs, and Justice is a coalition of concerned people of goodwill who have joined together to give voice to the condition of the country.

“As a group we are concerned with the growing frustration and mistrust of the political process in view of the continued rise in unemployment, growing gap between “have’s” and “have not’s”, and the unequal burden of sacrifice being placed on the lowest and the least.

The People’s Campaign said “they will continue to protest and demonstrate nonviolently despite being aggressively attacked with pepper spray by police officers.”

“The People’s Campaign’s battle is not against any segment of our population; our battle is against the system and the government which produces policies that keep a segment of our community disadvantaged.

“The People’s Campaign’s activities are rooted from the desire of a segment of our population to gain social and economic opportunity thus the Campaign will not stop its activities falling for the false notion that cooperation will lead to our desired end.

“The People’s Campaign will continue its fight for full employment of Bermudians and the implementation of a living wage to restore dignity to many who are losing hope.

“Persecution and arrests will not break the spirit of the People’s Campaign. As long as injustices exist, we will continue to fight,” they said, adding that they “will continuously fight for social and economic empowerment for all in Bermuda” as they ”believe the time is now to fight to construct a better Bermuda.”

“For all those who want to join and take part in the People’s Campaign’s activities, please email us at thepeoplescampaignforejj@gmail.com.”

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