THE WAR ECONOMY: MILITARISM & THE PROLIFERATION OF GUN VIOLENCE *RSVP http://bit.ly/PPCWeek3*
50 years ago, Dr. MLK Jr. started the Poor People’s Campaign to spark a radical revolution of values across the nation. The campaign was intended to turn his dream, our dream, into a reality. Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, White, folks of every color where invited to band together across differences to build a Beloved Community across the nation. Weeks before the Campaign, King was assassinated. The original movement was unable to come to fruition.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is picking up where the movement stopped in 1968. Join us for our third week in a SEASON OF NONVIOLENT MORAL DIRECT ACTION. America is in a crisis of values. We must take nonviolent radical action to stand for the dignity of all people in our nation and around the world.
In the third week, we are focusing on the deep violence of The War Economy, American Militarism, the Mistreatment of Veterans, and the Proliferation of Gun Violence. With 140 million American living in poverty, how can we justify spending 57 cents out of every dollar, of our discretionary budget, on the military? How can we remain silent as our veterans go homeless and American-made bombs keep dropping all over the world?
Join us in Moral Resistance as we change our national narrative with over 30 other states in coordinated nonviolent moral fusion civil disobedience.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO JOIN THIS ACTION. We need all hands on deck!
8:30am-9am: Arrive Sign-up for Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action and support role training @ Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St, Sacramento 95814. If you are participating in Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action, or supporting as a Marshal, Medic or Peacekeeper you must join this training. (even if you have already been trained!)
9:00am-12:00pm: Final Training for everyone planning on participating in the Direct Action or as a Marshal or Peacekeeper.
12:00pm-2:00pm: Set-Up & Learning Songs (anyone who wishes to volunteer is welcome to meet up at the volunteer tent on the Capitol steps to help set-up)
2:00pm: Rally and Press Conference on West Steps
FOR THOSE WHO NEED FREE SIMPLE HOUSING IS OFFERED IN LOCAL CHURCHES. Fill in this form: http://bit.ly/PPCHOUSING
The Bay Area: Please fill out this form and local organizer will be in touch soon: http://bit.ly/2IwHBtX
Central California: Please fill out this form and local organizer will be in touch soon. http://bit.ly/2LbXt2t
As this is significantly larger zone to try and cover, we will do our best, but can’t be certain we will meet everyone’s needs. Please organize as much as you in your local communities to see what is possible with carpooling and transportation options.
Los Angeles & Southern California: Please fill out this form and a local organizer will be in touch soon. http://bit.ly/2x33VFU
San Diego: Ride-share Facebook Group (it will take a second for the group to become visible to you as you must be approved by an admin to join)
If you have any questions please be in touch at california@poorpeoplescamp
Thank you for joining with us to launch a multi-year movement to transform the moral narrative of this nation!
Meet you at the Capitol!