Join the CA Poor People’s Campaign for our San Jose rally to demand a Third Reconstruction in America that addresses poverty and low wages from the bottom up, as well as
systemic racism, voter suppression, health care access, and other critical human rights issues.
"House Resolution 438: Third Reconstruction" has been put forward by Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, with the support of Rep. Ro Khanna and other members.
We will be rallying for Rep. Zoe Lofgren to sign-on as a co-sponsor, too.
When: Monday, June 7th at 12pm
Where: Outside the office of Rep. Zoe Lofgren, 635 North First Street, San Jose 95112
Masks and Safety Distancing Required
California will join with states around the country and Washington DC to put our US Representatives on notice. Drawing on the transformational history of the First Reconstruction following the Civil War and the Second Reconstruction of the civil rights struggles of the 20th century, today we need a Third Reconstruction to revive our moral and political commitments to democracy and the founding principles of the country.
With this resolution, we (1) acknowledge the deep harms we have suffered from systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the denial of health care, militarism and the false narrative of white supremacist nationalist extremism and (2) commit to heal and transform the nation by addressing these interlocking injustices, beginning with those most impacted, with moral and just laws and policies.
What is a 3rd Reconstruction?
It’s Time to Fully Address Poverty and Low Wages from the Bottom Up!
Drawing on the transformational history of the First Reconstruction following the Civil War and the Second Reconstruction of the civil rights struggles of the 20th century, the Third Reconstruction is a revival of our constitutional commitment to establish justice, provide for the general welfare, end decades of austerity, and recognize that policies that center the 140 million are also good economic policies that can heal and transform the nation.
Emerging from the pain and organizing power of the 140 million people living in poverty or with low wages in this nation, the congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction reflects an omnibus vision for a fundamental restructuring of society that lifts from the bottom. The non-partisan resolution comes as a response to years of movement-building to create the collective resolve necessary to implement real and transformational legislative action.
This resolution recognizes that in order to build a true Third Reconstruction we must simultaneously deal with the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the denial of health care, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism that blames the poor instead of the systems that cause poverty.
COMMON DREAMS: A Third Reconstruction Is Pragmatically Achievable and Could End American Poverty
"The Third Reconstruction should aim to end—once and for all—the oligarchy of rich Whites by creating an America in which all are equal at the voting booth, the school, the clinic and the workplace."
Full article here: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/25/third-reconstruction-pragmatically-achievable-and-could-end-american-poverty
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|End U.S. Poverty! Rally for HR 438: Third Reconstruction in Downtown San Jose w/ CA PPC|
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|Date||Monday June 07|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
|Organizer/Author||California Poor People's Campaign|
Outside the office of Rep. Lofgren, 635 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Masks and Safety Distancing Required
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 2nd, 2021 4:10 PM