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Protest March on Manchin and McConnell: End Filibuster & Voter Suppression Now!
Date Wednesday June 23
Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorCA Poor People's Campaign
Location Details
Join online via livestream: https://www.3rdreconstruction.org/
Join the Poor People's Campaign and partners for a Moral March on Manchin and McConnell as we demand:

--Voting Rights for All Americans
--$15 Minimum Wage
--Infrastructure Bill w/ Climate Action
--STOP Voter Suppression
--END Filibuster

On Wednesday, June 23rd we’ll be bringing this Moral March on Manchin and McConnell directly to Washington D.C. We’ve got buses leaving from West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and New York. Buses are free of charge and will follow COVID safety protocols.

For others across the country, join in the protest via the livestream here:

https://www.3rdreconstruction.org/

ORGANIZATIONS

California Poor People's Campaign
National Poor People's Campaign
Forward Justice Action Network
National Council of Churches
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Transformative Justice Coalition
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What is a 3rd Reconstruction?

https://www.3rdreconstruction.org/

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.

CONGRESS LINK to H.Res. 438: Third Reconstruction: Fully addressing poverty and low wages from the bottom up.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/438
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CALL TO ACTION: END THE FILIBUSTER

The end to poverty and low wages through a 3rd Reconstruction cannot be achieved without an end to the filibuster.

The PPC released a letter to US senators demanding an end to the filibuster rule.

LETTER STATES: “The filibuster has been used to block civil rights, labor rights, voting rights, living wages, healthcare access, especially for poor and low-wealth Black, Brown, White, Asian and Indigenous people. The filibuster continues to facilitate idolatrous policy platforms about who deserves to thrive and who does not.”

Californians can, with a few clicks, send the letter directly to Senators Padilla and Feinstein.

Join in emailing this letter to our senators to demand an end to the filibuster (easy peasy!):
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/call-to-conscience-dont-filibuster-democracy

OR

Email or call them directly to tell them end the filibuster:

Senator Dianne Feinstein: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Phone: (415) 393-0707
Fax: (415) 393-0710

Senator Alex Padilla: https://www.padilla.senate.gov/
Phone (202) 224 – 3553
Fax (202) 224 – 2200
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