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Join the Poor People’s Campaign At the MA Statehouse
March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join the Poor People’s Campaign At the Statehouse
March 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This Monday, March 15th at noon, join the MA-Poor People’s Campaign at the Mass. State House to deliver 14 Priority Demands to Heal our Nation to state legislative leaders and governor.
This Moral Monday event, part of national day of action taking place at over 20 statehouses all across the country, will call special attention to the housing and eviction crisis in Massachusetts. The program will feature testimonials by directly-impacted campaign leaders and remarks from clergy and moral advocates.
You can also watch the event livestreamed on Facebook (press conference begins at 11:30A).
And later at 3 pm (ET) watch the livestream national program led by Poor People’s Campaign national co-chairs, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis.
Following the speakers, the tri-chairs of the MA-Poor People’s Campaign will read aloud a letter being delivered to state Democratic and Republican legislative leaders and Governor Baker that enumerates the Poor People’s Campaign 14 Priority Demands. They will then lead a procession to the statehouse doors where a banner displaying these demands will be posted.
Housing is a Human Right: 2.4 million Massachusetts residents, representing 36% of the population and 47% of our children, are poor or low income. In the month of December 2020 alone, the Massachusetts Trial Court reported 449 evictions executed by judges. Many thousands of disproportionately Black, Latinx, immigrant, poor and low-income people, typically with children, remain in danger of being evicted and becoming homeless – people from the very communities that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join the MA Poor People’s Campaign at the statehouse Monday to demand an end to housing evictions, additional Covid relief provisions, expanded unemployment benefits, health care for all and vaccine equity as part of the 14 Policy Priority Demands to Heal the Nation
Event location: in front of the Statehouse, 24 Beacon St. accessible via the Red line (Park Street Station) | Parking: Boston Common Garage, entrance on Charles Street
For Covid safety organizers request all participants wear double masks and remain at least 8ft apart at all times. If you are feeling at all ill, even the slightest of symptoms please stay at home and watch this program online.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is building a moral fusion movement to address the five interlocking injustices of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism and a distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. Learn more at Jubilee Platform.