Join Rev. Dr. Barber and the Tennessee Poor People’s Campaign as we support the Memphis Community Against the Pipeline (MCAP) at the Memphis Community Rally to Protect Clean Water and Our People at 4pm ET / 3pm CT.
Standing on the shoulders of generations of freedom movements to emerge from the South, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II will join poor and low-income organizers and moral leaders in Jackson, MS on Monday April 19th at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT to make a national announcement of plans for a Mass Poor People’s and Low Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington.
Mississippi is the birthplace of some of the greatest traditions in music, art, literature and democracy this nation has to offer. And yet for all that Mississippi has produced, it still stands as the poorest state in the nation. There are 1.3 million poor and low-wealth people in the state of Mississippi, including nearly 3 out of 5 children.
The attempts to further voter suppression in Mississippi reflect a coordinated, nationwide effort to stifle the power of a multi-racial fusion movement to make democracy real for the 140 million poor and low-income living in the U.S. When people are removed from voter rolls, when early voting and same registration are restricted, when people have their voting rights permanently stripped away, our democracy suffers. We must continue to cry aloud as Mississippi residents endure the intersecting pandemics of poverty, racism, voter suppression and COVID-19 while thousands were left without water and electricity for almost four weeks due to a crumbling infrastructure, the result of decades of neglect from state and federal leaders.
**This online event will be ASL interpreted and open captioned.**
Join us as Christian leaders representing hundreds of thousands across the country join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in releasing a joint statement that calls on the White House and Congress to end the filibuster and quickly pass legislation to protect voting rights, defend democracy, ensure living wages and expand labor rights.