We Are the Moral Resurrection! Georgetown-to-Austin March for Democracy
The time is now for a resurrection of nonviolent moral direct action, not an insurrection of immoral violence. This is our Selma moment.
And so, from Tuesday, July 27th through Saturday, July 31st, the Poor People’s Campaign will unite our voices in Texas for a 27-mile Moral March for Democracy, starting in Georgetown, a place with a long history of resistance to racial violence, and ending in the state capitol of Austin. We welcome all who are near Austin, and who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, to join us for the rally on July 31st at 10 CT and and for everyone else to join us online at action.poorpeoplescampaign.org.
Today’s events are part of a Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action launched by the the Poor People’s Campaign’s dozens of partners, our 40+ state coordinating committees, and thousands of faith leaders for actions July 12 – August 8. We demand that the US Senate do the following by Aug. 6, 2021, the anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act :
1. End the filibuster
2. Pass all provisions of the For the People Act
3. Fully restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act
4. Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hr
Sign the Open Letter to the US Senator and White House above and demand they take these steps immediately to save our democracy from massive attacks on voting rights & economic justice across the country.
Use our digital call tool to contact your senator, or use this call-in number: 202-410-1817