From our friends at the Southern Illinois Poor People’s Campaign ((Download a PDF with this information)):
We are rounding the bend towards the June 20, 2020 Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering, NOW is the time to get and stay connected with the movement as we build toward the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates and people of conscience in this nation’s history.
Please join us for the Illinois Poor People’s Campaign’s statewide action call on Wednesday, May 27th at 8pm Central time! https://illinoisppc.org/event/illinois-poor-peoples-campaign-action-call
Our featured political education presenter will be Carlos Rodriguez. Carlos serves as one of the Quad Chairs for the Illinois Poor People’s Campaign and has more than 30 years of experience advocating for adults and youth involved in the criminal justice system impacted by substance abuse and poverty, fighting for the rights of immigrant families, and training people in the use of restorative justice practices. Carlos will speak to the Poor People’s Campaign’s position on the COVID-19 pandemic and the recently launched campaign to “Stay in Place. Stay Alive. Organize and Don’t Believe the Lies.”
Poverty Amidst Pandemic Digital Mass Meeting
Join us this Thursday, May 28, at 8.30pm EST/ 5:30 pm PST for our third and final Digital Mass Meeting leading to June 20, 2020, featuring testifiers from Nevada, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee. The event will be interpreted into ASL and Spanish. Click here to tune in and spread the word!
American Crisis: Poverty and the Pandemic, an MSNBC special
On Sunday, May 31st at 6pm PST/9pm EST join Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Joy Reid, and state leaders from across the country for a special on how the coronavirus is impacting poor & low-income people.
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington is going digital! On June 20th, we will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-income people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history. A global pandemic is exposing even more the already existing crisis of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. On June 20, the 140 million poor and low-income people across this nation will be heard!
- “Rise” | 90-Second June 20 Promo Video | YouTube Link
- Poverty Amidst Pandemic: A Moral Response to COVID-19
- State Coordinating Committees
- State Fact Sheets
- Moral Budget | Executive Summary
- Souls of Poor Folks Audit | Executive Summary