Subject: This week we are demanding that our leaders hear our voices.

On June 29, we will be joining a new mass mobilization taking place in Washington, D.C.

Dear Friends,

We’re writing to remind you that on June 29, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA will be joining a new mass mobilization taking place in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the upcoming “Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington D.C. & to the Polls” is to demand those in power center the voices of our country’s poor and low-wage workers and embrace an agenda that works for everyone, not just those at the top.

The mobilization will be led by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, with whom we will be partnering to make sure that thousands of people attend.

The voices of impacted people will be front and center at the gathering – voices like those of Elaina Hurley.

Elaina is a low-wage worker and organizer with the Poor People’s Campaign. Despite her disability, she is forced to work to survive. The disability payments and poverty wages she receives are barely enough to survive as she struggles to support herself and her family.

During a press conference announcing the mobilization, she explained why she’s organizing people to get to the polls.

“I am exhausted physically and mentally, but not broken spiritually. It is by the spirit of God, love for my brothers and sisters in the struggle that I am here today mobilizing and organizing to get myself and West Virginia to Washington, D.C. on June 29th and mobilizing and organizing to the polls this upcoming November election and beyond.”

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, NCC President and General Secretary, was a guest speaker at the press conference and urged elected officials to adhere to their duty to uphold just practices and pass legislation that prioritizes those who are pushed to the fringes of society and forgotten.

"We call on our elected officials to prioritize the needs of the most vulnerable among us and to champion policies that uplift and support those who are marginalized and disenfranchised. We will not go silently into the night."

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10 a.m.

LOCATION: Meet at Third and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

If you haven’t already, RSVP today to join us on June 29th in the nation’s capital for the “Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington D.C. & to the Polls.”

If you are in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia, please join us this Saturday morning! Wear your church T-shirts and comfortable shoes. Bring water and invite others to join you!

Following the mass assembly and moral march, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will launch a season of outreach to reach 15 million poor and low-wage infrequent voters ahead of this year’s elections through intensive organizing and outreach efforts.

To support our mobilization efforts, we encourage you to do these three things today:

  • Forward this email to at least one other person you know

  • Share the promo video on social media

  • Go to the website and RSVP if you haven’t already.

We hope to see you in Washington, D.C., this week!

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