Next we move to the ballot box to change country so that all can thrive
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Even as they told stories of pain so deep that they cried, poor people and low-wage workers proved their power during an assembly led by the Poor People’s Campaign on Saturday in the nation’s capital.
Tens of thousands of people lined Pennsylvania Avenue and even more watched online as impacted people shared their stories involving voting rights, the nation’s failure to respond to COVID, especially among poor communities, workplace rights, the need for health care and living wages, and the day-to-day struggle of not having enough money to survive.
They often were accompanied by allies such as faith leaders, union leaders and social justice attorneys during the Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.
“My children are survivors just by being alive. It is not enough to be resilient and survive, it is our human right to grow and thrive.” said Maya Torralba, an Indigenous mother from Oklahoma who spoke just before her daughter Kateri Daffron did.