The Poor Peoples’ and Low Wage Workers’ Moral March on Washington and to the Polls

An estimated 100,000 (may be a generous estimate, but there sure were a LOT) people gathered in Washington, DC on Saturday, June 18 to raise a collective voice for change. Our country’s leaders are charged to address a range of interlocking issues, to end:

  • Poverty
  • Voter Suppression
  • Systematic Racism
  • Environmental Damage
  • Limited access to Healthcare and Education
  • False Moral Narrative of Religious Nationalism

Political will to address these issues will bring forth a Third Reconstruction that will at long last move our nation to the more perfect union that our founding documents envision. Even more importantly, it will give rise to the Beloved Community that God calls us to work toward.

Christine Modey and Carolyn Sampselle were honored to bring to the march the prayers of so many St. Clarians who were unable to attend due to illness or family obligations. This link will give you a sense of the commitment of those gathered for the Moral March on June 18; it’s about 20 minutes long and includes Bishop William Barber’s (Co-Chair of the PPC) charge to the marchers:

We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to be there. It is so important that people who directly benefit from White Privilege be a part of this call for change. Those in power need to know that citizens not held down by extreme poverty deeply believe that the changes we call for are necessary for our country to be truly great! Direct action is planned at the Capitol in September. More information to come as time gets closer to this next opportunity to act for justice.