Monday, May 20, 2019

The rejected are getting together Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II and Reverend. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Hi Alfred,
Last week, we visited Tchula, Mississippi, the poorest city in the poorest state in the country.
We saw a community devastated not only by a recent environmental disaster, but one that’s suffered from systemic racism and poverty, poor healthcare, poor education and a lack of living wages for decades. But we also saw residents of Tchula and Mississippians coming together to declare, in one voice, that someone is hurting Mississippians, and it’s gone on for far too long!
Moments like these are happening all over the country on the #TruthandPovertyTour. From New York to California to Mississippi to Oregon, thousands of impacted people of every color, creed, sexuality and background are mobilizing and organizing to fight back against the injustices millions of Americans face.
In Raleigh, North Carolina, hundreds of supporters stood with teachers to show regressive extremists in the state legislature that we won’t be divided.
In Eddyville, Kentucky, we heard from people and families impacted by mass incarceration and racist voter suppression.
And last Thursday in Tchula, we brought national media attention to people who have been devastated by the recent flooding and who have suffered decades of economic despair and systemic racism.
Can you donate $5 so we can keep up this groundbreaking work? Your dollars go towards events that help our nation’s poor mobilize and bring national attention to the emergencies they face.
DONATE $5DONATE $15DONATE $25DONATE $15 EVERY MONTHAlfred, there’s no reason why there should be 140 million poor and low-income people in the richest country in the world.
We’ve shown that when the rejected and dejected get together, we can turn our nation around. We are the moral fusion movement our country needs to fight for a moral agenda.
So let’s keep coming together. Let’s keep pushing. Let’s keep organizing. Let’s keep fighting.
Fight poverty, not the poor!
Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II and Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis
President of Repairers of the Breach & Director of the Kairos Center
Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
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