As Democratic legislators in Texas fled the state in search of federal assistance pushing back on anti-voting measures there, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II met with grassroots groups in Texas to plan a Selma-to-Montgomery style march in the state. The march will be held July 27 through July 30, and span 27 miles from Georgetown to Austin, the state capital. It will include members of the Poor People’s Campaign, including clergy, religious and moral leaders, who earlier called for a season of nonviolent direct action in support of voting rights, a $15 minimum wage, and an end to the filibuster.
To learn more about the march, join a briefing with Rev. Dr. Barber and his communications team on Wednesday, July 21 at 2:15 p.m. ET. You may register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bueyWZTbQ1-vnqnPikuMwQ.
WHO: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and other members of the Poor People’s Campaign
WHAT: Press Briefing re Poor People’s Campaign, 27 mile ‘Selma to Montgomery’ Style March for Voting Rights in Texas
WHEN: Wednesday, July 21 at 2:15 p.m. ET
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) is the president of Repairers of the Breach, a co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and the author of “We Are Called to Be a Movement.” Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (@LizTheo) is the director of the Kairos Center at Union Theological Seminary, a co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, and author of “Always With Us?”
Contact: Jennifer R. Farmer, [email protected]