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Saturday, November 10, 2018
A long line of dissenters Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II and Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis
This week, you cast your vote to become the latest in a long line of dissenters.
When Harriet Tubman set 500 slaves free, she didn’t have Twitter. All she had was the North Star in the sky, marks on the north side of the trees, a made up mind, and her faith in God. All she had was her dissent.
When Justice John Marshall Harlan provided the sole vote against “separate but equal" on the Supreme Court, he knew he didn’t stand a chance. But he knew that he had to register his dissent so that Thurgood Marshall and Charles Hamilton Houston could later build on that legacy.
No matter what happened in your state on Tuesday, your dissent means something. It shows the people of Massachusetts that there are people who believe in love, who believe in justice, who believe in righteousness. It shows people that in times like these, we need to build power and organize, organize, organize!
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is continuing to build in 42 states across the country to make our voices heard and bring about a moral revolution in the land. In light of yesterday’s election, we encourage you to read the Moral Agenda and commit yourself to building the power we need to make these demands a reality.
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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