Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington & To the Polls

Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington & To the Polls
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Group: Discipleship Ministries

The Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington & To the Polls will be held Saturday, June 18th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  3rd & Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC.

Register with the Baltimore Washington Conference Here

Register with the Poor People’s Campaign Here

QUESTIONS?  Please contact:

WHY DO WE MARCH?  

Too many people across our country have suffered before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the number of people who suffer from economic ruin and instability has grown.  More people find themselves let down by the current system in place. Their cries for help have been ignored by far too many of our elected officials. While everyday people continue to suffer, wealth inequity has allowed the wealth of billionaires to grow by $2 trillion as they profit off of our crisis. As people of faith we demand a change in our nation’s direction. 

Click here to read the Legislative Priorities of the Poor People’s  And Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly  Moral March On Washington.

WHY DO UNITED METHODISTS SPEAK UP ON PUBLIC ISSUES OF JUSTICE? 

Our Social Principles say: “The strength of a political system depends upon the full and willing participation of its citizens. The church should continually exert a strong ethical influence upon the state, supporting policies and programs deemed to be just and opposing policies and programs that are unjust.”

WHERE WILL CONGREGATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS MEET? 

We will meet at the US Botanic Gardens at 8:30am so we can march together as United Methodists on Saturday, June 18. The Botanic Gardens is located at 100 Maryland Ave, SW, in Washington, D.C.

Once our group gathers we will depart The Botanic Gardens at 8:45am and walk towards the meeting center of the March.  We will join with thousands of people from different faith traditions and organizations across the nation to demand that our voice for economic and political change be heard. 

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE MARCH?  

1. Register for the Moral March On Washington and the Polls

  • Register here with the Baltimore Washington Conference.
  • Register here with the Poor People’s Campaign.

2. Sign Up for Legislative Team Action Alerts 

  • Stay up to date with all notifications and announcements sent by the legislative action team in relation to the march, as well as further action we can take after the march to further this cause.

3. Share Your Story 

4. Come to the Baltimore Washington Conference Mission Center for a Poster-Making Event on Saturday June 11th

  • Join us on Saturday, June 11th from 11am to 1pm at the BWC Mission Center, where we will create posters to carry at the March on June 18th. The Mission Center is located at 11711 E Market Pl, Fulton, MD 20759.

  • Bring your arts supplies and we will provide poster board, light refreshments, and music as you get creative and meet other congregations who will March alongside you on June 18.

  • Click here to register for the poster-making event!

5. Volunteer at the Poor People’s Campaign Communal Meal & Memorial Service on June 17th

6. March With Congregations from Across the Baltimore Washington Conference on June  

  • We will meet at the US Botanic Gardens at 8:30am so we can march together as United Methodists on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The Botanic Gardens is located at 100 Maryland Ave, SW, in Washington, D.C.
  • When we gather our group of congregations will depart The Botanic Gardens at 8:45am and walk towards the meeting center of the March.

  • If you are unable to meet us at the Botanical Gardens beforehand, you can meet us at the march center located at 3rd St SW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

Register with the Baltimore Washington Conference Here

Register with the Poor People’s Campaign Here

Questions? Contact: Fathima Rifkey or Rev. Neal Christie.

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