Join Us at the Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March in D.C. June 20!

Join Us at the Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March in D.C. June 20!

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Rev. Jeff Conlon and Josh Lund-Whitler are helping coordinate MA SNEUCC churches interested in attending the Poor People's Assembly/March on June 20. Much of the information applies to people in all states. The SNEUCC encourages churches to send people to both the Poor People's Campaign and the SNEUCC Annual Meeting, on the same date! Read more.

The ongoing movement to revitalize the Poor People’s Campaign, which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others helped launch over 50 years ago, will be taking a huge step forward this summer. On June 20, 2020 at 10 a.m., people from all over the country will be gathering once again at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., per co-chairs Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, “to speak truth, to challenge the distorted moral narrative, and to call this nation to the ethic of love and justice.”

This mass organizing campaign is a broad agenda for change that takes seriously the intersecting national sins of racism, poverty, militarism, sexism, and ecological devastation, which have corroded our nation's morality. It is being led and organized by poor people, on behalf of the over 140 million poor and low-income people who live in this country—despite this being one of the wealthiest nations the world has ever known. The movement connects people from every class, people of faith and of no faith, of all racial identities, ages, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities, across the nation.

If you or your congregation are interested in attending the march:
  • You will first need to sign up for free. Be sure to let your congregation, friends, and your social media networks know that you’re going and see if they want to join you.
  • Then decide how you’ll get to D.C. There are buses currently scheduled to leave from all over the region; visit this website to find the one closest one to you. (You can also schedule your own pick-up spot if you have 5-10 people!)
  • Try to register for a bus soon; the cost is about $85 round-trip per person, and the cost will go up after March 22. It is an all-day affair, so be prepared. Check out the rally website for details and FAQ.
  • If you would like to meet up with Jeff Conlon and Josh Lunde-Whitler at the Worcester, MA bus pick-up, use this email.
  • If you wish to carpool to D.C., you can find co-travelers from your local community—or, use this email to be put in touch with another carpooler. You’ll need to make your own lodging arrangements. (Keep in mind that parking and lodging are both likely to be pricey and in short supply in D.C.) Here is a list of nearby and reduced-cost hotel rooms.  Information on accessibility here.
If you are unable to be at the rally but would like to help someone else attend, contact Jeff Conlon at nowisee543@gmail.com; MA Poor People's Campaign branch; or the Rally directly. 

Click here for more information about the Poor People’s Campaign and to reserve your spot, or to download the Digital Action Guide to share the march with others. 

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