The Poor People’s Army and Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign will amass thousands of poor and homeless people to demand that our politicians and society should prioritize #LivesOverLuxury. We will meet at the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall to announce our political independence from the two corporate political parties in the U.S. that serve the rich and powerful, while killing poor people from wars at home and abroad, caging them in immigration jails and in prisons, not providing universal healthcare, not ensuring affordable access to food, jobs, and housing for all. We demand a new system. We will then march down Market Street to Joe Biden’s headquarters at 1500 Market St. and hold another rally outside. We will march peacefully, and encourage observation of CDC guidelines.
The day before the march, come and participate in a day of teach-ins and workshops, to be held outside, socially-distanced, somewhere in N. Philly, August 16th. Details TBA. Contact us if you would like to teach a workshop.
If you need help finding a way to get there, we can help connect you with others who can help you caravan. Please reach out to email@example.com
If you want to be a leader and organizer for transportation, it would be incredibly helpful please reach out to PPEHRCorg@gmail.com
These last 4 years have been challenging to say the least. For the last few decades, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign has always organized the largest marches on the openings of both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Now, with all the serious crises that are happening in the country and the world, what we do when we have the world’s attention (on opening days of these conventions) becomes even more important. We need to use that time with the world’s media to talk about crucial issues for humanity: the extinction of our planet, poverty and homelessness, community violence and police brutality, hunger and threats to our food and water, and the elimination of war.
This year’s Democratic Convention will be taking place virtually. Therefore, we have decided to relocated the Milwaukee march to Philadelphia (the site of Biden's national headquarters).
This is not a new kind of organization, rather it is a nonviolent army of the poor, similar to peasant armies in other parts of the world.
Because we know you know the seriousness of all this, we are asking for your assistance. We intend to demand that both political parties begin to prioritize #LivesOverLuxury. We are #coming2getour67cents of every tax dollar that is spent on war and occupation, to put towards the poor, the planet, and to preserve humanity.
Your donation is an opportunity to be part of something bigger. To support a movement of the poor and homeless, led by those experiencing poverty and homelessness.
On opening day of the Democratic National Convention, August 17th, 2020, we want to amass the largest #PoorPeoplesArmy in the belly of the beast… to fight for humanity for those of us here at home and those abroad. The children of the U.S., of Africa, of Venezuela, of Puerto Rico and Palestine (and the list goes on) are counting on us! Can we count on you to enlist today?
(This video was produced before COVID-19 and the changes to procedures)
Mark sent PPEHRC/Poor People's Army a video from Australia... "Poverty and Homelessness has been the pandemic all along... Capitalism is killing us."