Poor People's Campaign

The rally will be livestreamed here

Just two days after we said we’d be back, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will join a rally Wednesday in Washington, D.C., calling on President Biden to move on voting rights; to end the filibuster and to fight for DC statehood

Bishop William J. Barber II, co-chair of the PPC: NCMR, along with poor and low-income leaders and clergy are among those from the campaign who will join the #NoMoreExcuses rally that begins at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Black Lives Matter Plaza at I Street Northwest & 16th Street and then moves to Lafayette Square in front of the White House.

The PPC:NCMR will join the League of Women Voters, People for the American Way and other partners to urge the Biden-Harris administration to work with the Senate to pass federal voting rights protections, fully restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act and pass DC statehood now.

Movements for justice in the 1960s made President Lyndon Johnson act on civil and voting rights, and today’s social justice movements will make President Biden act in a time when we have fewer voting rights than we did in 1965.

This rally will follow a Moral Monday action in DC where the PPC:NCMR rallied and marched to support the Build Back Better plan. Sixteen people were arrested when they refused to leave an area in front of the Hart Senate Building.