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Two weeks after the the murder of George Floyd, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is calling the nation for a Moral Monday Day of Fasting and Focus which will culminate at 5:00 PM when we are asking people to stop where you are for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in silence in honor of the time George Floyd had the literal knee of the state on his neck.
Whether in your homes, at work or in the streets, we are calling for people of conscience to stop wherever they are to join us for a live-streamed moment of silence, litany and a message of support for the uprisings across the country and a call for organizing a movement in this moment from Bishop William J. Barber, II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. You can tune in at FB.com/ANewPPC.
The violence we confront today from the police, from the economy and from our political leaders represents a system that is far too comfortable with the suffering and deaths of poor, black and brown people. George Floyd died from the knee on his neck, he had contracted the coronavirus and he was among the 40 million people who are unemployed right now. We still do not have justice for Breonna Taylor or the thousands and millions of others who have been killed from systemic racism, police violence, mass incarceration, health inequities and our distorted national priorities. This is the time to make economic and structural demands on our government to end the multiple pandemics of systemic racism and poverty and the militarized force that is used against us.