Poor Peoples Campaign–Rally to Change the Narrative

Week 6 of the Poor Peoples Campaign will focus on changing the moral narrative in this country, as described below.  One rally in Iowa will be held on Monday, June 18, at 2:00 PM at the State Capitol building in Des Moines.

Saturday, June 23rd the Poor People’s Campaign National Call for a Moral Revival will be held in Washington, DC.

We are a new, unsettling force. And we are rallying to CHANGE THE NARRATIVE.

We’re coming together to confront the distorted moral narrative of America.

There’s a bad story being told in America. That bad story says the poor are to be blamed for their own poverty. That bad story says nationalism – rooted in racism and violence – is a virtue. That bad story says making money is more important than helping all people achieve a good, healthy, peaceful living.

The Poor People’s Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival has a different story to tell.

Join us Monday, June 18 for our final rally in Des Moines during these 40 Days of Moral Action. The theme is “A New & Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative.” We will sing songs of the campaign and hear speakers lift up a truly good story of morality, justice, transformation, and love.

We’re near the end of six weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action across the country to show our elected leaders we will no longer allow attention violence to keep poor and disenfranchised people down.

By engaging in highly publicized, non-violent moral fusion direct action, over a 6-week period in at least 30 states and the District of Columbia between May 13 and June 23, the Campaign will force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy.

Because of the likely high temperatures, we recommend that EVERYONE BRING AN UMBRELLA (for shade) AND WATER.

As a fusion coalition that builds unity across diverse issues and geography, we are committed to creating a beloved community that mirrors our deepest moral and constitutional values and convictions. THEREFORE, the Campaign and all its participants and endorsers embrace nonviolence. Violent tactics or actions will not be tolerated.

We ask that everyone who attends this public action commits to a code of nonviolence, which includes all of the following:
– respecting and honoring the inherent dignity and worth of every human being
– not using hostile language, swearing, or insults
– not engaging in any aggressive, threatening, or intimidating behavior
– not using violence or threatening violence in any manner
– not carrying any weapon or anything that could be construed as a weapon
– not throwing debris, waste, or trash
– not harming, damaging, or destroying any life or property

Thank you!

Contact iowa@poorpeoplescampaign.org with any questions.
Sign up for more information at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org

PPC June 23rd flyer

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