Poor People’s Campaign Rally and March in L.A.: Monday, May 16th
Our SEIU Local 1000 Purpose Statement encourages us to use our power to create a good life for all Californians, and to strive for social, economic, and environmental justice. Some of our Local 1000-represented employees demonstrated their commitment to that purpose by participating in a rally and march on Monday, May 16, in support of the Poor People’s Campaign: A Call for Moral Revival.
Joined by other union members and faith-based groups, the Los Angeles rally supported policies that lift from the bottom and fight those killing and hurting the poor and low-wealth families.
You can watch the recorded version of the May 16 rally here.
The California Poor People’s Campaign march and rally was a Mobilization Tour stop on the way to the Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18th.
The June 18th assembly in DC will be a generationally transformative declaration of the power of poor and low-wealth people and our moral allies to say that this system is killing ALL of us and we can’t…we won’t…we refuse to be silent anymore!
“It is NOT just a day of action. It is a declaration of an ongoing, committed moral movement to 1) Shift the moral narrative; 2) Build power; and 3) Make real policies to fully address poverty and low wealth from the bottom up,” said Bishop William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival