September 17, 2020
WHAT: A sixth national Moral Monday March on McConnell 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. This time, however, in addition to flooding his phone lines at offices in Kentucky and Washington, D.C., activists will hold caravans at them, loudly expressing their insistence that Sen. Mitch McConnell change his ways and unblock bills that help all people, including a fair and full COVID-19 stimulus bill, policing reform bill and money to protect the vote.
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.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Central/3:30 p.m. Eastern Monday, Sept. 21
WHERE: Caravans will drive around McConnell’s offices in Kentucky: London, Lexington, Fort Wright, Louisville, Bowling Green and Paducah and his office in Washington, D.C. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join a caravan. You can also join online at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream.
WHY: McConnell and his enablers must stop playing politics with the lives of poor and low-income people. McConnell’s sins include: suppressing the vote, sabotaging the USPS, stopping the stimulus, stealing healthcare, stifling living wages and separating families. We need a full and comprehensive COVID-19 relief package now, and we won’t relent until McConnell does by putting that bill on the Senate floor for a vote.
**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 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
Michael Gramling (for Kentucky caravan details): firstname.lastname@example.org
Zillah Wesley (for DC caravan details): email@example.com