Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020

June 12, 2020
  • Dayna Edwards, Intern Minister

We are in a national moment of huge systemic change.

We are, as a nation, as a community, bending the arc of the universe closer to justice with every rally, protest, march, and vigil. This moment seems to have happened overnight, and, the truth is, it has taken years of grassroots work, coalition building, and infrastructure creation to get to where we are right now. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has been one of the organizations that has been working toward this moment by creating a movement. And on June 20, 2020 The Poor People’s Campaign will come together in a Digital Mass Assembly of poor and low wealth people and allies.

Many people haven’t been able to participate in the in-person actions due to health or other concerns. But if you have a wi-fi signal, you can show your solidarity for marginalized people on June 20, 2020. You can be a part of fighting the interlocking injustices of racism, militarism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism while staying home. Your presence online on June 20, with other people of conscience is a statement.

Did you know that 44% of people who live in Maryland are poor or low wealth? That’s almost half of our state. In Maryland, Black residents are incarcerated at almost five times the rate of white residents. Nationwide, before COVID-19, 700 people per day were dying from poverty and lack of access to healthcare.

For one day, we can come together and send a message to people in power that we are not going to go back to “normal,” because normal was actually unacceptable.

Click here to register for June 20, 2020.