October 28, 2020
WHAT: A prophetic sermon to the nation at historic Rankin Memorial Chapel at Howard University titled “We Know What We Must Do & We Must Do It Now.” Speaking from the Scriptures, Bishop Willam J. Barber II will provide a critical analysis of this moment just two days before election day. He will issue a clear and clarion call for action to get poor and low-income people who vote infrequently to cast their ballot.
WHO: Bishop William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and named as one the top six religious newsmakers of the decade earlier this year in a list from the Washington Post that also included Pope Francis. Bishop Barber is among more than 1,000 clergy members, religious scholars and other faith-based advocates who signed a unique statement supporting a comprehensive path to a “fair and free election” and urging leaders to accept the “legitimate election results” regardless of the winner in November.
WHEN: 11 a.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 1
WHERE: http://vote.poorpeoplescampaign.org/ *This is an online-only event*
WHY: Faith requires us to never give up on the possibility of a more just society. Find at least five others to join you online as we keep our democracy alive. The service will also be available for viewing following the broadcast on YouTube and all our social media platforms. At 1 p.m ET, all service participants are urged to join a Poor People’s Campaign text bank to text poor and low-income infrequent voters to get out the vote and make sure their vote is protected.
CONTACT: Martha Waggoner: firstname.lastname@example.org