In a message to the nation, moral and faith leader Bishop William J. Barber II, DMin, announced that the Poor People’s Campaign and its major partners are launching a season of nonviolent direct action to push the U.S. Senate to protect democracy by Aug. 6, the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will lead the way with a series of Moral Mondays, but also invites others to join.
At the 2017 General Assembly meeting in Indianapolis, the assembly adopted a resolution to support the efforts of the Poor People’s Campaign.
The Moral Monday schedule is:
- July 12, a massive national call-in to every senator, to shut down the switchboards if necessary.
- July 19, the anniversary of the Women’s Convention at Seneca Falls, nonviolent moral direct action in DC led by women from all over the country.
- July 26, in all Senate offices, regardless of party, people in at least 45 states, will engage in nonviolent moral direct action.
- August 2, nonviolent moral direct action focused on the US Senate and led by a mass number of clergy and religious leaders with poor and low-wage workers.