Upcoming Events

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October 4, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 830 7831 2696

Passcode: 675433

Meeting Link

 OUR FRIENDS ON THE GROUND IN WEST VIRGINIA WILL JOIN US LIVE 

LEARN ABOUT WAPPC WORK TEAMS AND UPCOMING NATIONAL PPC MORAL CONGRESS 
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 WVA PPC Tri-chair 

Pamela Garrison 

 WVA PPC Tri-chair 

Jean Evansmore 

Did you miss our September 13, 2021 Open House? Watch it here!

CALL TO ACTION 

Contact Our Senators

FIVE DEMANDS: 

1) End the legislative filibuster 

2) Pass the For the People Act 

3) Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act 

4) Pass the PRO Act 

5) Raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour for all workers 

If you are uncertain of what to say, consider using the provided script below. 

Senator Patty Murray - Click here to Email  

Call at (202) 224-2621 (to leave a voicemail press 3) 

 

Senator Maria Cantwell - Click here to Email 

Call at (202) 224-3441 

CONTEXT 

 

Just like the Poor People’s Campaign sees the connections between the five interlocking evils, we recognize that the fight for voting rights cannot be separated from the fight for a worker’s right to unionize and cannot be separated from the fight for living wages for all workers. As it stands critical legislation sits before the United States Senate which must be passed into law to expand access to the ballot box, protect a worker’s right to unionize and raise the federal minimum wage. In the United State’s Senate a rule called the filibuster prevents a simple majority of Senators from passing critical legislation. 

SCRIPT 

Hello my name is _______ and I am a constituent who lives at zip code _________. 

I am reaching out to the Senator to urge her to listen to the demands of the Poor People’s Campaign. The Washington State Poor People’s Campaign demands that the Senate end the legislative filibuster so as to pass critical legislation on behalf of the 140 million poor people in the United States. It is outrageous that a handful of Senators, like Manchin and Sinema, would prefer to protect a Senate rule over the urgent needs of ordinary people. I urge you to publicly apply pressure on your colleagues because the Senate must act. 

Our campaign demands that the United States Senate pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act with a simple majority. These bills are critical to protecting the sacred right to vote and to expanding easy access to the ballot box for everyone. 

Our campaign also demands that the United States Senate pass the PRO Act with a simple majority. The PRO Act will protect the essential right all workers deserve to form a union and engage in collective bargaining. 

Finally our Campaign urges the Senate to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour for all workers because all work deserves a living wage. 

It is not enough to say you support critical legislation. Our campaign demands that you lead your colleagues and act. 

 

 500 DAYS OF ACTIONS PULLING THE MOVEMENT FORWARD TO JUNE 18, 2022 

Feb. 1st

May 24th

June 7

June 20, 2021

365 days

June 18, 2022

First 100 days of new admin.

 

Moral Mondays

 

Policy calls

 

Organizing meetings and trainings

Launch of a Resolution for a Third Reconstruction

Simultaneously State Press conferences: Demand legislator support for resolution

Massive National Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers Assembly

(Virtual & Live)

Trainings Senate Town Halls

 

State Actions

Series

of actions

Mass Moral March

and Poor People's and Low Wage Workers Assembly in Washington DC

14 policy priority demands

March 15, 2021: WAPPC delivers demands to state legislators

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 WAPPC

delivers 3rd Reconstruction demands to state representatives 

 Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action to save our democracy 

July 12- Aug. 8, 2021 

14 Policy Priorities to Heal the Nation:
A Moral and Economic Agenda for the First 100 Days

On behalf of the 140 million poor and low-income people in the country, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival – and our 45 state coordinating committees, thousands of religious leaders, scholars, economists, advocates and hundreds of supporting organizations – insists that state legislatures, governors and the US Congress prioritize the following policies from the Poor People’s Jubilee Platform immediately.

DEMAND #1: COVID-19 RELIEF
DEMAND #1: COVID-19 RELIEF

Prioritize the needs of essential workers, people with disabilities, people of color and poor and low income people who have hit the hardest in this pandemic.

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DEMAND #2: HEALTHCARE FOR ALL
DEMAND #2: HEALTHCARE FOR ALL

Expand Medicaid in every state, secure Medicare and work towards enacting a public universal health care option.

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DEMAND #14: PERMANENT REPRESENTATION
DEMAND #14: PERMANENT REPRESENTATION

A council that will work with the Poor People’s Campaign to advocate for the Jubilee agenda and include directly impacted poor and low-income people, moral and religious leaders, economists and other policy advocates.

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DEMAND #1: COVID-19 RELIEF
DEMAND #1: COVID-19 RELIEF

Prioritize the needs of essential workers, people with disabilities, people of color and poor and low income people who have hit the hardest in this pandemic.

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June 7
Photo Collage of  Resolution Deliveries

Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action to save our democracy 

July 12- Aug. 8, 2021 

Sparrow Etter Carlson's personal experience

Last week I flew out to D.C. to join hundreds of poor, low-wage workers and clergy from across the country to participate in a holy act of non-violent civil disobedience, or as Rep. John Lewis called it, “good trouble”.

We came together in moral outrage around poverty, racism, ecological devastation and militarism. We came together because we believe the poor are a transforming force, agents of change rather than objects of history.