October 16, 2020
Actors Alyssa Milano, a COVID survivor, & Bradley Whitford to join
WHAT: A national Moral Monday Digital March on McConnell’s Senate to demand that the Senate majority leader stop the misery, meanness and mayhem created by his refusal to act in the greatest public health crisis of our times. We will flood not only McConnell’s phone lines at his offices in Kentucky and Washington, D.C., but the offices of all U.S. senators to show that we have the power to change the political calculus of this nation.
WHO: The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, co-chaired by Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, along with state leaders and activists from several battleground states, including Mississippi, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maine, South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Alabama. Actors/activists Alyssa Milano (“Charmed”), who survived COVID, and Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) also will join us.
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central Monday, Oct. 19.
WHERE: Join us online at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream.
WHY: The McConnell-led US Senate is willing to let you lose your employment, your unemployment, your health care, your home, your voting rights and even to let you die before they lift a finger to pass a full and comprehensive COVID relief package. But they are rushing to confirm a Supreme Court justice weeks before the election. We demand a full COVID relief package and an end to the Supreme Court power grab.
**The event will be captioned and ASL interpreted.
BACKGROUND: The Poor People’s Campaign has released a groundbreaking report titled “Unleashing the Power of Poor and Low-Income Americans: Changing the Political Landscape.” The report shows that poor and low-income people can change the political calculus of this nation in the presidential race in 15 states and 16 U.S. Senate races with just a small uptick in voting. More than 140 million poor and low-income people live in the United States, or 43% of the country’s population, and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, with organizing committees in 43 states, is building a moral fusion movement to address the five interlocking injustices of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism and a distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. Our demands are reflected in our Jubilee Platform.
CONTACT: Martha Waggoner: firstname.lastname@example.org