September 23, 2020
WHAT: As the nation mourns the more than 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, attacks on voting rights and our democracy, the failure to pass a fair and just relief package and the stacking of the U.S. Supreme Court, the co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival address the nation in “A Mandate for this Moment of the Movement.”
WHO: The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, co-chaired by Rev. Dr. William Barber of Repairers of the Breach and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis of the Kairos Center.
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Pacific Thursday, Sept. 24
WHY: Suppressing the Vote. Sabotaging the USPS. Stopping the Stimulus. Stealing Healthcare. Stifling Living Wages. Separating Families. Stacking the Supreme Court. These are just some of the reasons why the nation needs to hear these words of indignation and inspiration from two of the nation’s foremost faith/social leaders.
**The event will be captioned.
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 45 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.
Martha Waggoner: email@example.com