Poor People's Campaign

Rally begins at 10:30A at US Supreme Court 

Contact:  Martha Waggoner:  [email protected]

As Congress negotiates legislation that means life or death for poor and low-income people, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is issuing an emergency call for all who are concerned about the fate of democracy to join a rally Wednesday in Washington, D.C. 

The Moral Witness Wednesday will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 27, on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. After the rally, the participants can join CASA and the Center for Popular Democracy for their march and rally to Congress. 

Participants will include the co-chairs of the PPC:NCMR, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, other faith leaders and poor and low-income people as they dispel the lie of scarcity and address the need for Build Back Better plan, voting rights, health care, immigrant rights and action on climate change. Other groups will join with the PPC:NCMR in this effort to save this democratic nation from moving closer to oligarchy. 

“We can’t afford to compromise,” Rev. Barber said. “We can’t afford half of a democracy. We need to stop asking “How much does a bold Build Back Better agenda cost?” and instead ask, “How much does it cost not to Build Back Better?’”

Rev. Theoharis said: “We the people — poor people, low-wage workers, essential workers, people of faith, and moral advocates – are tired of being pawns in a political game that hurts us while greedy and corrupt corporations enrich themselves off our poverty. The moral fiber of our nation hangs in the balance.” 

The rally also will be livestreamed here