From Sandy Sorensen
Director, United Church of Christ Washington Office
Since May 14, UCC members and congregations have been participating in 40 days of action, education and organizing with the Poor People's Campaign. This campaign is uniting tens of thousands of people to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation. I am so proud of the engagement of UCC members throughout the country.
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched a Poor People's Campaign 50 years ago, he did so believing that if people could join together we could form a “new and unsettling force" for justice in our nation. Now is the moment! I want to invite you to come be a part of the Poor People's Campaign re-ignited!
The 40 days of action will culminate with a mass rally in Washington, DC on June 23rd. Join us on the National Mall at 10:00 AM between 7th Street and 9th Street for words of inspiration, spirit-filled music and the chance to connect and strategize with advocates from around the country.
The UCC Washington DC office will be hosting a pre-rally gathering for UCC members attending the rally. Please register if you are planning to come, and we will send updated details on the UCC gathering and rally.
P.S. from the SWC: Please let the conference office know if you are going to be there!