• Important Update on June 20, 2020

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    March 24, 2020

    Subject: Important Update on June 20, 2020
    From: Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

    Perhaps we were born for such a time as this. A moment like this makes us a question: what kind of world would you be fighting for if you knew that tomorrow you’d draw your last breath?

    And, this moment is forcing everybody to adjust in small and big ways. Our strategy for building a long-term moral fusion movement has not changed. Indeed, this global pandemic makes our work ever more urgent. We must bring together poor and low-wealth people, religious leaders, and advocates to lift up the 140 million who are being abandoned in the midst of abundance. We must continue to organize at this critical moment to shift the moral narrative, build power, and impact elections and policies.

    Therefore, the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington on June 20, 2020, will not be postponed but will be transformed! We are going digital!

    We will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people and people of conscience in this nation’s history. The COVID-19 global pandemic is exposing the already existing crisis of poverty in America, and we are going to bombard every member of Congress and the White House so that we raise up the demands of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

    We will not be able to gather physically in Washington DC, but it is paramount that we have a forum where poor and low-wealth people can share their truths with a nation that needs its heartbroken.

    If there was ever a time for a massive outcry, it’s right now. People are hungry for bold, visionary solutions, not just to this current crisis, but to systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. Poor and low-wealth people know the solutions we need.

    Stay tuned for more about how we are transforming our vision to adapt to the digital space. We may be isolated, but we remain united!

    Forward together,

    The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival

    P.S. All in-person “We Must Do MORE Tours” have been canceled. In their place, we will be holding three digital mass meetings, one each month in March, April and May.

    The first of these digital mass meetings will be this Thursday, March 26, at 8.30 pm ET/ 5:30 pm PT. Please join us for the Poverty Amidst Pandemic: Everybody’s Got A Right to Live Digital Mass Meeting, featuring testifiers from Arkansas, Washington, Kansas, and Missouri.

    During the mass meeting, we ask all attendees to commit to shining a light on poverty by lighting a candle in remembrance of those who have died from COVID-19 and poverty. Tune in at Facebook.com/ANewPPC