September 13
Open House Zoom

In the spirit of Labor Day, this month’s PPC Open House will amplify the voices of workers and community leaders. The right to organize and the right to vote are the interconnected twin pillars of any just and equitable society. Rev. Barber, co-chair of the National PPC, said, in a recent solidarity action of Labor and community groups supporting Amazon workers in Bessemer Alabama, “..the fight for the union and the fight for the vote are the same.”    


Since we are working to create a society that works for all and not just for the few, it is essential to build power in our communities, especially with those that are poor, low-wealth and marginalized, many of whom are from communities of color. People are building power by coming together around a shared vision, goals and organizing as a driving force for lasting and meaningful change. That’s why we are excited to invite you to our: 


What you/your group can do to help

  • RSVP to washington@poorpeoplescampaign.org and let us know that you and/or members from your group will attend the Open House on 9/13/21.

  • Ask your group to be a cosponsor of the event and let Romy Garcia (romybgarcia@gmail.com) know. We will list the cosponsors at the Open House. 

  • Learn more about the Washington State Poor People’s Campaign on our website: www.washingtonppc.org where there are links to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

“We are confronted by powerful forces telling us to rely on the goodwill and understanding of those who profit by exploiting us. They deplore our discontent, they resent our will to organize, so that we may guarantee that humanity will prevail and equality will be exacted. They are shocked that action, organization, sit-ins, civil disobedience, and protest are becoming our everyday tools, just as strikes, demonstrations and union organization became yours to ensure that bargaining power existed on both sides of the table.” (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. December 11, 1961 speech to the AFLCIO, “If the Negro Wins, Labor Wins”)