Kick-Off Rally for One Year Campaign
Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 2:30 PM PT
Join our virtual rally on June 21st, when the Poor People’s Campaign will launch a one year campaign fighting forward every day against poverty and other systemic ills towards a massive, generationally-transformative Moral March on Washington and Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly in one year in June 2022.
During this National Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers Rally, poor people, low-wage workers, moral and faith leaders and advocates will gather online simultaneously with a socially-distant rally at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, NC..
We are demanding of our government 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.
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.
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|End Poverty Action: National Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers One Year Campaign Kick-Off|
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|Date||Monday June 21|
|Time||2:30 PM - 3:30 PM|
|Organizer/Author||National Poor People's Campaign|
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jun 12th, 2021 10:27 AM