November 5, 2020
WHAT: A post-election message to the nation from the leading social justice leaders of this time, the co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. They will address the country as we face where we are, and they will remind us where we still need to go.
WHO: The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, deliver a message to the nation.
WHEN: 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. Pacific Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
WHERE: Join online at https://vote.poorpeoplescampaign.org
WHY: Our work has never just been about an election. In the face of uncertainty about the results of the Nov. 3 elections, we have never been more clear: we have more work to do. Our work is to organize the poor, the homeless, the uninsured, the sick and the unorganized. From the hood to the holler, we must mobilize people who have long been forgotten by our political system. This is a movement, not a moment.
**The event will be 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 more than 40 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.
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