Poor People’s Campaign for Build Back Better

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Monday, December 13 will see what is likely to be the final Moral Monday mobilization of 2021 with the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) National Call for Moral Revival (NCMR), and it will be focused on the fact that Congress has not yet taken action to pass Build Back Better (BBB), protect voting rights, advance immigrant rights, fight for the health of the planet, and more.

It will bring together actors for justice regardless of issue or policy focus…

Rev. Barber and Rev. Theoharris have called for an “all hands on deck” moment, a movement-wide mobilization, and a show of force to demand that the government “Get it Done in 2022”. To help demonstrate that fusion politics actors will not abide letting people suffer. That we see the need in our communities for BBB. That we know our friends and neighbors are suffering for lack of:

  • A compassionate and dignity centered immigration system
  • An economy that keeps families and children out of poverty
  • Smart, resilient, and job growing infrastructure investment
  • An end to ecological devastation
  • An inclusive, multiracial, pluralistic democracy

Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) will be present. Will you join us to show our commitment to a just, compassionate, and sustainable world community?

The UUA’s PPC Council will be present. Will you join us to agitate for collective liberation?

UUA will be present. Will you Side With Love once more?

For justice and peace,

Pablo DeJesús, Executive Director, UUA’s PPC Council Member

Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice

What You Need To Know…

We need your participation Monday, December 13th:

  • Both the UUA and UUSJ have endorsed the PPC’s 12/13 event
  • We are mobilizing UU attendance at the rally for witness (button)
  • We are looking for non-violent direct actors (NVDA) (button)
  • We want to manifest that UUs support poor and low-income folks, by matching or perhaps exceeding, the number of UUs who came out for the environment and democracy in October and November.

Beforehand:

  • Phonebank: you can help UUs show in force, no matter where you live — UUA and UUSJ are actively driving UU support, and you can help by joining a Side With Love (SWL) phonebank on December 9 (2:00 PM).
  • Commit to attending: join the rally, RSVP with SWL, so UU organizers know you are coming. Witness is an important way to show solidarity and help demand Congress pass BBB.
  • Volunteer to risk arrest: not everybody can engage in Nonviolent Moral Direct Action (NVDA), it is not the singular means to express support, but if you can please do so. Anyone who participates in the NVDA must attend an in-person training either the evening of Sunday, December 12 or the morning of December 13 (location TBD). You should also be able to stay in DC until Tuesday, December 14, in case there are any fines associated with the action that they need to pay.

Getting to DC:

  • Folks are welcome to come to DC on their own, but if anyone needs a ride, PPC: NCMR is chartering buses from a number of cities.
  • Buses are planned from NC (Durham, Asheville, Charlotte), SC (either Charleston or Columbia), Boston, MA, Little Rock AR, Wilmington, DE, Cleveland OH, New York City, and Birmingham, AL. With more possible.
  • Flag: joining a PPC bus may not be suitable for NVDA volunteers, who need to be prepared to stay in DC.

Michael, on the morning of December 13 you can:

  • Gather in as UUs: expect to arrive early and look for Pablo DeJesus, UUSJ Executive Director, and other members of the UUA’s PPC Council, at ~11amET, 1 hr prior — location pending, so be on alert for details and be sure to RSVP.
  • Join PPC: NCMR’s motorcade from Senator Manchin’s office in Martinsburg, West Virginia to Washington DC.
  • Go directly to DC and attend with folks coming in from across the country and from the DC-MD-VA area for a rally at 12 PM ET, likely outside of Union Station at Columbus Circle.
  • Stay to sing, clap and shower love and support on the NVDA volunteers till the last one is taken by Police.
  • Tune in via Twitter, @UUSJ, @UniteThePoor, #PoorPeoplesCampaign, retweet our coverage and tweet your participation, wherever it takes place.
  • Watch live video on the PPC’s Facebook page (More TAB, then option Live) or post comments to UUSJ’s Facebook Page.