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Mass Poor People’s Digital Assembly & Moral March on Washington
June 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Let’s Stand Together in a Time of Emergency: The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March – ONLINE – Saturday, June 20
This pandemic and economic collapse, along with the recent wave of police brutality and racist murders, have forced this nation into an unprecedented season of crisis and action. The harshness of this emergency results from a deeper and much longer-term crisis, of systemic racism and inequality. The extra burden of death inflicted on Black victims of the coronavirus is a painful legacy of our nations’ racism. In fact, 14,400 more Black Americans would be alive if they died at the same rate from COVID-19 as White Americans. But even before the pandemic, discrimination and deeper poverty visited upon communities of color have created harm that we must work together to end.
This is a time that calls for us to join together, and empower the leadership emerging from poor and dispossessed people that is paving the way forward. And the Poor People’s Campaign has convened a historic, unprecedented digital event to lift these voices.
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington is a 2.5 hour program that will be broadcast on Saturday, June 20th at 10am ET. There will be rebroadcasts at 6pm ET, and again on Sunday June 21st at 6pm ET, at June2020.org. Join CHN and our friends at the Poor People’s Campaign by registering here.
We cannot stress this enough: The June 20 digital rally will be an online rally without precedent. We are coming together to demand that the millions of poor and low-income people in our nation — from every race, creed, gender, sexuality and place — are no longer ignored, dismissed or pushed to the margins of our political and social agenda. Poor and low-income leaders will touch on a host of issues from healthcare to systemic racism, voting rights, housing, water, education, war and peace, and more. You’ll hear from some movement leaders with a history of supporting these causes. And to top it all off you’ll hear some great music from people around the country.
There are so many ways to get involved: By registering, you can take a selfie to have yourself included among thousands of others; your members of Congress will get an invite to join; and you’ll learn about voter registration opportunities and how to get involved in this movement for the long haul.