New York, NY – On July 26, 2021, New York Poor People’s Campaign leaders from across NYC and NYS, plus allies from partner organizations engaged in nonviolent direct action at Senator Chuck Schumer’s Office in Manhattan.
Leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign and their allies also engaged in nonviolent direct action at Senate offices across the nation.
These actions are part of a “Season of Nonviolent Direct Action,” a coordinated campaign of nonviolent moral actions aimed at abolishing the filibuster, protecting voting rights and establishing a $15 minimum wage.
Speakers in New York City included Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, the national co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, local faith and community leaders, as well as personal testimonials from directly impacted residents and more.
Understanding the urgency of the hour and the peril facing our voting rights and ultimately our democracy, Rev. Theoharis joined faith leaders and others in non-violent moral direct action in front of 780 Third Avenue as Congress has yet to meet our demands.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, joined by dozens of partners, our 40+ state coordinating committees, and thousands of faith leaders, has announced a season of non-violent moral direct-action July 12 – August 8, 2021.
We demand that Congress:
- End the Filibuster
- Pass all provisions of the For the People Act
- Fully restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act
- Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hr
Now is the time to ask our representatives and ourselves: WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? DEMOCRACY or AUTOCRACY?
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