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Season of nonviolent direct action on four Mondays
July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 2, 2021
Mondays. Poor People’s Campaign announces “season of nonviolent direct action,” targeting US Senate; and the Poor People’s Campaign launches civil disobedience actions for voting rights.
‘If our actions result in the system believing it has to arrest us, then so be it. Civil disobedience is a badge and banner we will proudly wear,” said Rev. William Barber.
Protecting voters’ rights, ending the filibuster, the $15 an hour minimum wage, and restoration of The Voting Rights Act of 1965 are some of the issues The Poor People’s Campaign is taking on in nonviolent demonstrations this month for Moral Mondays. “There’s no time to waste. Democracy vs. autocracy is the battle of our time,” Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said in a speech Monday.
Moral Monday Actions:
- July 12: a massive national call-in to every senator, to shut down the switchboards if necessary;
- July 19 (the anniversary of the Women’s Convention at Seneca Falls): nonviolent moral direct action in D.C., led by women from all over the country;
- July 26: in all Senate offices, regardless of party; people in at least 45 states will engage in nonviolent moral direct action;
- August 2: nonviolent moral direct action focused on the U.S. Senate and led by a mass number of clergy and religious leaders with poor and low-wage workers. Read more
‘“How much longer do we wait? Until the whole democratic infrastructure is falling apart?” Barber challenged.
“Now is the time to rise above the insurrection and call for the resurrection that would revive the spirit of America,” Grant declared. “We will not let the 1% rule the 99%.” Read more