Contact: Martha Waggoner | [email protected]
On the ground: Yolanda Barksdale | [email protected]
The Poor People’s Campaign will join street rallies against poverty and injustice on Saturday in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as it continues to build enthusiasm to #MeetUsinDC on June 18th for a generationally transformative gathering of poor and low-wealth people and their allies.
The co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, Bishop William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, will speak at the rallies that begin at 11 a.m. ET Saturday In Newark and at 5 p.m. ET in Lancaster.
The Newark rally will be held at the seated Lincoln statue at 12 Springfield Ave., at the intersection of Springfield and West Market Street. The Lancaster rally will be held at Reservoir Park at 832 East Orange St.
The co-chairs will address growing poverty, economic hardship, racist terrorist attacks (Buffalo), gun violence and mass shootings (Uvalde, Texas), ecological devastation, and the need to build a national movement for social transformation.
The rallies also highlight the Mass Poor People’s And Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18th. Over 300 organizations have signed on as mobilizing partners.
The New Jersey Poor People’s Campaign and the People’s Organization for Progress and the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign organized the rallies and invited the PPC:NCMR to join them.