Where Do We Go From Here?
Facing 2021 & Beyond
On Thurs., Jan. 28 at 6pm ET, join Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, for a discussion on systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and other forms of injustice in our times. The event is hosted by the #PoorPeoplesCampaign, Morehouse College & Trinity United Church of Christ and will be available to watch live on the Morehouse College YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/MorehouseCollege ...
Well here is the challenge. Republicans in general are against social and economic programs that help people in need because they erroneously think it will lead to the US becoming a socialist state. The American dream means you earn your on way. The Republican philosophy is supported by many lower-income rural and urban, Republicans, many who also need assistance, and middle and upper middle class Republicans. This makes it very difficult for Biden and the Democrats to gain support from Republicans for progressive economic and social programs. Therefore, even during these extraordinarily difficult times, they opposed even giving $600 to Americans. Additionally, Republicans are against newly arrived and undocumented immigrants, and American communities of color in need, having access to "socialist" programs that are government funded and anti work ethics and anti the American Dream. Although many are religious, they do not seem to care if millions of Americans suffer, but it is OK that capitalism the engine of the American dream, can and does facilate greed and that the wealthy gain more and more as others most Americans continue to struggle.
The Holy Trinity of social justice.
America needs an economic system that’s designed to “permanently eliminate poverty”. We need to subdivide our entire economic system into “Wants” and “Needs”. Anything in the “Wants” category can keep the existing system that allows the marketplace to set the price. Anything in the “Needs” category must be sold on a sliding scale basis according to what someone’s income is compared to the Federal Minimum Wage and Cost Of Living specific to the city or county of residence and, restricted by the actual cost to import, produce, store, distribute, sell. If America were a Democracy “we the people” could change our words into actions!
“If you had met my mom you would describe her as sweet, caring, protective, humble, understanding, loving, forgiving and the list goes on. Deaf and Non English speaker were not used to describe her, she took every challengue as an opportunity to be a better person. Her reason to live, smile, cry, be happy were her kids.” -Mauro Marquez
We remember & honor the life of #IrmaMarquez. All are welcome to share on the #COVID19 #PoorPeoplesCampaign memorial wall: memorial.poorpeoplescampaign.org ...
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Back in 2018, this was Sandra’s testimony to Congress. I’m grateful @POTUS has made a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented Americans a top legislative priority.
Both he & his wife, Sandra, are true leaders of today’s Sanctuary Movement & powerful voices for the #RevolutionOfValues we need.
After 1305 days of captivity, Jose went home yesterday!
We’ve got a long way to go, but Jose’s freedom is a down payment on the America we want to become. #PoorPeoplesCampaign
He took sanctuary in a church more than 3 years ago. He just returned home because of a new Biden policy
A Salvadoran immigrant who's been living on the grounds of a North Carolina church since 2017 headed home on Friday. José Chicas says the Biden admin...