GPI was founded as a way to help the civil rights movement research the most important issues and solve the most impactful problems in disadvantaged and minority communities. GPI will research specific social justice issues to identify correctable problems, design innovative policy to address these problems and build coalitions to advocate for a policy strategy supporting a better standard of living for all underserved communities.
GPI is an offshoot of the venerable civil rights organization the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) which was formed many decades ago by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to fight for social justice and improved lives for the poor in minority and disadvantaged communities. GPI will serve as an advocacy and government relations organization, coordinating its mission and current policy strategy with civil rights groups all over the world.
GPI's mission is to gather information from target communities, develop solutions, and educate the target community how to support the solutions at a community (individuals) and a national level (community leaders). GPI's main areas of focus: 1) Economic Empowerment and Inclusion 2) Health Care Equity 3) Technology Inclusion and Equity 4) Minority Leadership Inclusion (at all government and industry levels from small town to the US congress and agencies)
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for poor people all over the U.S. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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The advocacy work of the SCL Global Policy Initiative is inspired by the sacrifices and social justice victories achieved by the leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Their decades of hard work to improve the lives of the poor and oppressed are a guiding light to the officers and staff of GPI.
In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is renewing its commitment to bring about the promise of “one nation, under God, indivisible” together with the commitment to activate the “strength to love” within the community of humankind.