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Democracy vs. Autocracy: A Message for the Nation

July 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Moral Monday July 5th at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT
Democracy vs autocracy is the battle of our time. The longer Manchin, Sinema & McConnell’s obstructionists refuse to break the non-constitutional filibuster, the more they undercut America’s moral authority in the face of autocracies around the world.

We need a season of nonviolent civil disobedience to turn up the heat on the Senate! Tune in on Monday, July 5th at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT to hear Poor People’s Campaign co-chair Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II offer a vision for intensified civil disobedience to demand full voting rights and a $15/hr federal minimum wage as well as announce plans for this summer’s upcoming actions.

Almost 170 years after Frederick Douglass gave his monumental speech, What to the Slave is the 4th of July?, his words still apply: “It is not light that is needed but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder.” We recognize that no one is free until we are all free.

It’s time. Wherever you are, if you have a group committed to nonviolence, you can join. We don’t need an insurrection; we need a resurrection of moral movement.

Forward together, not one step back!
Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Co-Chairs, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival


July 5, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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Poor People’s Campaign
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