In the fourth week of the Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action, we are calling everyone to Washington DC for a Mass National Moral Monday Action in Washington DC to Save Our Democracy!
On August 2, the week of the anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, thousands will gather in DC for this rally and direct action led by poor people, low-wage workers and faith leaders.
The time is now for a resurrection of nonviolent moral direct action, not an insurrection of immoral violence.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, joined by dozens of partners, our 40+ state coordinating committees, and thousands of faith leaders, has announced a season of non-violent moral direct action July 12 – August 8. We demand that the US Senate and the White House:
- End the filibuster
- Pass all provisions of the For the People Act
- Fully restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act
- Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hr
Now is the time to ask our representatives and ourselves: Which Side Are You On? Democracy or Autocracy? The provisions of the US Constitution or the demands of the US Chamber of Commerce?
This fight is not just about Black or white. What we are witnessing are attacks on people of every race, creed, income, gender, sexuality, ability and identity. The battle to suppress the vote is a tool of wealth distribution upward. Not only are we battling autocracy, but the possibility of descending further into a civil oligarchy.
The purpose of this season of action is to strengthen the resolve of our allies to stand up against these injustices and to challenge the capitulation and inaction of those who have proven themselves to be adversarial to voting rights, economic justice and the very foundations of our democracy.
Join us on Monday, August 2 in Washington DC!
Here are some of the partners joining so far, with more joining every day!
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), UNITE HERE! Sunrise Movement, Indivisible, Center for Popular Democracy, Fight for $15, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Black Women’s Agenda Inc., Border Network for Human Rights/Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, Center for Constitutional Rights, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Climate Crisis Policy, CodePink, Communications Workers of America (CWA), Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Democracy Initiative, Domestic Workers United, Emily’s List, Episcopal Church, Faith for Black Lives, For All, Forward Justice, Greenpeace USA, I.T.C. Student Christian League, Institute for Policy Studies, National Civil Rights Museum, National Welfare Rights Union, New Georgia Project, Pax Christi USA, Presbyterian Church – USA, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Rainbow Push Coalition, Red Letter Christians, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Sadhana Hindus, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Sunrise Movement, , Transformative Justice Coalition, Unitarian Universalist Association, United For Respect, Until Freedom!, Union for Reform Judaism, Women’s March, Disciples Center for Public Witness, Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN)