MCEA joins with the Poor Peoples Campaign March & Caravan

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This Friday, June 17th, at 10am, MCEA and AFT-Maryland will be joining the opening rally of the Poor Peoples March and Caravan from Baltimore to DC.

 

When: Friday, June 17, 10am to 12pm

Where: Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore, MD 21202

What: Opening Rally of the Poor Peoples March & Caravan

RSVP HERE | DONATE HERE

More info here

We will also be joining the Poor People's Campaign on Saturday in Washington DC for the Low Wage Workers Assembly alongside many other national unions, including AFT and AFL-CIO.

 

When: Saturday, June 18, 9:30m

Where: 3rd & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20001

What: Poor Peoples and Low Wage Workers Assembly

RSVP HERE | More info here

 

We hope you can join us!

More on the Poor People's Campaign:
In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. Their name was a direct cry from the underside of history: The Poor People’s Campaign. 

  1. We rise to demand that the 140 million poor and low-income people in our nation — from every race, creed, color, sexuality and place — are no longer ignored, dismissed or pushed to the margins of our political and social agenda. 
  2. We rise not as left or right, Democrat or Republican, but as a moral fusion movement to build power, build moral activism, build voter participation, and we won’t be silent any more!
  3. We rise to change the moral narrative and demand that the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy/militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism all be ended. 
  4. We rise to challenge the lie of scarcity in the midst of abundance.
  5. We rise to lift the voices and faces of poor and low-income Americans and their moral allies with a new vision of love, justice, and truth for America that says poverty can be abolished and change can come.