The Poor People’s Campaign, a national social justice organization, has organized a low-wage workers assembly and moral march in Washington, D.C. on June 18 “to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.” The Massachusetts chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign is coordinating buses and carpools to the march from embarkation points in Western Massachusetts including Amherst, Springfield, Northampton, and Greenfield and can provide free or subsidized transportation for those with limited means.. Buses will leave late Friday evening (6/17) from points all around the state and will arrive in DC by 9 a.m, Saturday, June 18. At the conclusion of the march, buses will depart back to Massachusetts starting around 4 p.m., arriving late Saturday evening or early Sunday morning,
To access bus information go to: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/poor-peoples-and-low-wage-workers-assembly-and-moral-march-on-washington-and-to-the-polls/
It is also possible to take part in the Moral March activities online. Online participants are encouraged to RSVP to show support and engagement here.
The Poor People’s Campaign was begun in 2018 under the leadership of Rev. William Barber II and Rev. Liz Theoharis. It is a nonviolent movement based upon the same principles as the original Poor People’s Campaign launched by Martin Luther King Jr. shortly before his death. The campaign’s Jubilee Program includes (1) the right to work that provides living wages, (2) the right to health, (3) an end to systemic racism, (4) a livable planet, and (5)shifting national priorities away from war and huge military budgets.