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Close the Wealth Gap CA! MLK Day Reading of PPC Third Reconstruction Agenda to End Poverty

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Date:
Monday, January 16, 2023
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
CA Poor People's Campaign
Location Details:
Online event

Third Reconstruction Agenda Campaign: Close the Wealth Gap California

Monday, Jan. 16, 3 PM PT

Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdO2grDkuHNKhMaGrB7Pwh93UoDSLmhM4\

This year on January 16th, MLK Day, California Poor People’s Campaign will be honoring
Dr. King’s legacy by hosting readings of the PPC 3rd Reconstruction Agenda. This is part of the launch of our new Third Reconstruction Agenda campaign: Close the Wealth Gap CA!

We will share stories about the impact of the wealth gap on our lives and communities, as well as what difference having the political will to adopt and implement the comprehensive campaign demands will make, for all of us.

When we lift from the bottom, everybody rises!

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Third Reconstruction: Fully Addressing Poverty & Low Wages From the Bottom Up.

You can read the Third Reconstruction Agenda here: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Third-Reconstruction_long_9-15.pdf

On May 20, 2021 the co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, joined Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Barbara Lee as they announced a non-partisan congressional resolution to support this movement, entitled: Third Reconstruction: Fully Addressing Poverty & Low Wages From the Bottom Up.

This historic effort comes as a response to years of movement-building and emerges from the pain and organizing power of the 140 million. It reflects an omnibus vision to restructure our society from the bottom up, recognizing 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.

It is one part of a broader movement to realize a Third Reconstruction, which we are building across the country in the Poor People’s Campaign’s 45 state coordinating committees and network of more than 250 labor and organizational partners and hundreds of faith partners, and dozens of national faith bodies. 

As Frederick Douglass wrote during the years leading up to the First Reconstruction, “power concedes nothing without a demand.” From Appalachia to Alabama, the Carolinas to California, the Borderlands to the Bronx, from the hood to the holler, we are organizing the power of the nation’s 140 million to ensure that the abundance we live in is marshalled towards the needs and priorities of the poor. We are carrying forward the legacies of the First Reconstruction and the Second Reconstruction and their demands for equity, liberty and justice for all. 

Forward together, not one step back! 
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jan 15, 2023 12:00PM
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