The Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend that all attendees:
- Have Full Vaccination + Booster
- Wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask (i.e. N-95, KN-95, K-94) in indoor settings
Wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask on buses, trains, airplanes, and other modes of group and public transportation, en route to the march and related events
- Wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask (i.e. N-95, KN-95, K-94) in crowded outdoor settings.
- Maintain physical distancing
- Stay at home and join virtually if you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms (e.g. fever, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, etc)
- Stay at home and join virtually if you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 5 days. After 5 days, a negative rapid test and no symptoms is safe for attendance
Note that these recommendations are especially critical for individuals with heightened risk of severe disease or death (e.g. individuals who are immunocompromised or have underlying chronic conditions
The Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls will take place on 3rd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington D.C.
The Assembly will take place on Saturday, June 18th.
All times in ET:
9:30 am – Gather
10:00 am – Litany, Prayers, Theomusicology
10:45 am – Call to Action
2:00 pm – Closing
*There will be a Shabbat Service that will begin at 8:45am at Freedom Plaza led by our Jewish family members to mark Sabbath. All are welcome.
The closest Metro Stations to the Assembly site are Archives-Navy Memorial (green/yellow lines), Judiciary Square (red line), and Federal Triangle (blue/silver lines). We recommend anyone coming in from out of town sign up for Mobile Pay on the WMATA so as to avoid lines at the train stations – https://www.wmata.com/fares/mobilepay/.
Please be advised that parking will not be available for private vehicles, so it is recommended that rideshare services be utilized if you plan to travel to the Assembly site by car. People driving into DC may also want to check park and ride lots using the Metro stations, which are free on the weekend. More info in links below.
Additional Trip Planning Resources:
The Assembly will be ADA accessible. There is a designated ADA shuttle drop-off/pickup point at the intersection of 3rd St NW and Constitution Ave. ADA shuttles will circulate from the determined bus staging locations beginning at 7:30 AM ET until 4:00 PM ET. For privately coordinated ADA drop offs and pickups, the intersection of 6th St NW & C St NW is recommended. ADA seating will be located near the drop zone at 3rd & Constitution and additionally on the southside of Pennsylvania Ave near 6th St NW. Crowd marshalls will be on-site to direct attendees who may require assistance.
Yes ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided for in-person participants and via online streams as well.
There are two options to tune into Spanish interpretation of the march.
- Spanish captions will be shown on screen at the march.
- Spanish audio stream will be available online
There will NOT be a large march of all attendees after we assemble on Pennsylvania Ave and 3rd St NW. There will be a smaller march of folks from Freedom Plaza down Pennsylvania Avenue beginning at 9:30 after the Shabbat Service. Everyone is welcome to join that procession or to simply begin assembling at 3rd St and Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Yes, banners and signs smaller than 20’ x 3’ x ¼” are welcome. Please do not mount signs on wood or metal sticks or posts as they will not be allowed in.
Yes, there will be non-ADA and ADA accessible Port-o-Johns and hand washing stations onsite.
Moving around Washington D.C. during the Assembly, especially near the Capitol Grounds, requires patience and a good pair of walking shoes. With hundreds of thousands of visitors in the National Mall area at the time, walking is the best mode of transportation.
What: Everyone Has a Right to Live Communal Dinner
When: Friday, June 17th, 5:00 – 7:00pm ET
Where: Freedom Plaza, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC
All are welcome to a special community meal and time of fellowship on the eve of the Mass Poor and Low Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.
What: National Memorial Service
When: Friday, June 17th, 7:30-8:30pm ET
Where: Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC
Please join us in mourning the loss of over 1 million lives to COVID-19 and the many more we have lost to the interlocking injustices of Poverty, Racism, Militarism, Ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of Christian Nationalism. We will come together to mourn and to spiritually ground ourselves as we prepare for the Mass Poor and Low Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls, and for the struggle ahead.
- Weapons, explosives, or fireworks
- Large chains, spiked jewelry, or wallet chains
- Poles, bats, clubs, or sticks (including NO selfie sticks)
- Large or pointed umbrellas (compacts <42” when opened are ok)
- Laser products
- Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
- Drones or any other remote flying device
- Alcohol of any kind
- Glass Bottles (NO aerosol products of any kind)
- Glass containers of any kind
- Large Bags or Sealed Packages*
- Air horns, bells, bullhorns, or other noisemakers
- Pets (service animals are welcome!)
- Professional radios or walkie-talkies
- Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles (other than wheelchairs).
- Any other item we believe to be dangerous, unsafe, or disruptive to the event