April 18, 2018
Here is an UPDATE on the Poor Peoples Campaign. Please let me know if something is not clear!
and feel free to share with all.....Lynne
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The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicks off in less than a month.
Now is the time to be doing outreach so we can change the moral narrative of our times and end the war economy, systemic racism, ecological devastation, and poverty. We need you to help lead this moral struggle and be at the forefront of our new and unsettling force for good.
We will be holding rallies and acts of nonviolent moral fusion direct action every Monday from May 14th through June 18th in 41 state Capitols.
The THEMES for each week are:
Week 1 - May 14: Somebody is Hurting Our People and Its Gone on Far Too Long - Women, Youth, the Disabled, and Children in Poverty and the Right to Education.
Week 2 - May 21: Connecting Systemic Racism and Economic Justice - Voting Rights and Just Immigration.
Week 3 - May 28: Veterans, Our War Economy, and Militarism.
Week 4 - June 4: The right to health - Ecology, Justice and Health - Water, Extreme Extraction, Climate Change, Health Care.
Week 5 - June 11: Everybody’s Got a Right to Live - Living Wages, Guaranteed Income, Housing and Social Services.
Week 6 - June 18: A New and Unsettling Force challenging Our Nation’s Distorted Moral Narrative - a Fusion Movement Rising Up.
Each of these weekly themes are interlocking, and the goal of these six weeks will be to show how all of these issues are interrelated and therefore require an intersectional, moral fusion response.
Saturday, June 23rd, there will be a national convening in Washington DC.
Please spread the good word throughout your organizations, institutions, houses of worship, and anywhere and everywhere else.
More information will be coming out over the next month about transportation, event locations, explanations of nonviolent moral fusion direct action, and other logistical details.
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
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- Use this Elders Standing banner- (enlarge and print out on both sides of banner paper)
- JOIN US in Washington DC on June 23rd as we gather as ELDERS STANDING to support the Poor People's Campaign
- And, on June 25-27th for Elders Climate Action Day: A Gathering of ELDERS STANDING for a Sustainable and Just World