NJ Poor People’s Campaign Takes Fight for Dignity to DC

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New Brunswick, New Jersey: A self-proclaimed new, unsettling force for liberation called The Poor People’s Campaign has a New Jersey contingent with a growing presence at events of interest especially to advocates of voting rights, women’s rights, climate and environmental justice, racial justice and Medicare for all. The Poor People’s Campaign is a national advocacy network for dignity for poor people and bottom-up as opposed to trickle-down, community building, according to members of its New Jersey coordinating committee. The committee says that 40% of people in New Jersey are poor or low-income, including 51% of children, 45% of women, 58% of Black people, 69% of Latinx people and 34% of white people. The committee is gathering NJ residents to travel to Washington, DC, on June 18th for a moral march for this cause.

The event, titled A Mass Poor People’s and Low Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18th, starting and ending at the National Mall. Middlesex County residents can join in a sunrise bus trip down from next to the New Brunswick train station, at Albany Street and Easton Avenue, departing at 4:30 a.m., with a return trip at 3:45 p.m. Tickets from New Brunswick can be purchased here: https://rally.co/booking/115578/3079/trips. Free bus sponsorships are available by contacting newjersey@poorpeoplescampaign.org by 5 p.m. May 22nd, or on an as-needed and as supplies last basis afterward.

National Co-chairs Reverends William Barber and Liz Theoharris, shown in the promotional video linked here ( https://tinyurl.com/PPCJune18Teaser ) are expected to appear in Newark for a mobilization tour stop on Saturday, June 4th. New Jersey chair Kevin Pierre is the featured speaker at the Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War virtual Coffee House event the evening of June 4th at 7 p.m. “With the Mass Assembly exactly one month away, it is awesome to be building so much momentum,” Pierre said. “People are recruiting their networks for June 18th because they are fed up with our lawmakers and ready to unite in defiance of every divisive false narrative.”

Registration for the Coffee House can be found at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscu6rrz8vHdKh6u80rAaFGfV-K-SfVlzc. Details about the Newark tour stop will soon be posted at https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyPPC.

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