June 20, 2020 FAQ
We will be adding questions and answers as they come up. Email your questions using the form at the bottom of the page and we will do our best to answer them.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET TO THE MARCH!
Download a printable PDF short version here
If you’re getting to DC on your own
We are tracking everyone that is going, whether or not they are riding the bus. Go to the REGISTRATION LINK above or use the QR code and fill out the form. If you won’t be riding on the bus, indicate that you are arranging your own transportation.
Information about riding the bus
- We will be using a bus ride share company called Rally.
- The cost for a round trip on the bus depends on where you are traveling from. An estimated cost for leaving from the Chicago area is $150. Need financial assistance? See below.
- The buses will leave early evening on Friday, June 19, and return early morning June 21. The bus will drive straight there and straight back with no overnight stops.
- There are bathrooms on the bus, and there will be opportunities to stop and get off the bus.
- Some food will be provided. You will be contacted with specific information before the trip.
If you need financial assistance, When you sign up, under “What can you afford” mark: “I need a discount code to help offset the cost of my ride on Rally.” You will be contacted and given a discount code. Don’t sign up for the bus until you have received the code.
Make a donation to help others get there
Whether you are going or not you can contribute to help others get to DC by going to this link: 6-20-20-Donate
More questions? Please contact us! We want to help you get on the bus!
Contact Carlos Rodriguez, email@example.com, 312-995-9158 or Alisa Holleron, firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-417-2869 with any and all questions.
What if I don't have a credit card?
Contact us and we can work it out.
ABOUT THE MARCH
Why are we building a Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington?
- We know the poor and dispossessed of this country must organize if we are ever going to end racism and poverty and save the planet from climate change and war.
- The question isn’t how much it costs to address these moral issues, but what it costs us not to.
- On June 20, 2020, we rise to speak truth, to challenge the distorted moral narrative, and to call this nation to the ethic of love and justice. We demand action.
What should we expect on the program June 20,2020?
- We are shifting the narrative by changing the narrators—and pushing out our stories and our solutions. On June 20, 2020, the stage is being built for the plight, fight and insight of poor, dispossessed and impacted leaders and organizers, joined by moral leaders, advocates and artists, to present to the nation and the world the moral outrage of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. The program will include the stories, solutions and songs of movement leaders and artists.
- Participants will receive information on how to go back to our communities to take action together and continue building power among poor and dispossessed people for November’s election and beyond.
Why June 20, 2020?
- We cannot allow another election cycle to pass us by without these interlocking injustices being at the center of the political discourse.
- June 20, 2020 falls after the primaries and before the two major political party conventions—a time when thousands of people united and organized can impact the platform of the 2020 Presidential Campaigns going forward.
- The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is claiming the third weekend in June, the time of the summer solstice, to shine a light on the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.
Who's organizing this effort?
- The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington is being organized, energized and driven primarily by poor and directly impacted people through the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
- Each state coordinating committee of the Poor People’s Campaign is made up of people who are directly impacted by racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation, moral and faith leaders and advocates and organizers. Many of our leaders fit two or all three of these designations. These leaders represent hundreds of local and statewide organizations.
- The Poor People’s Campaign is anchored by two organizations, Repairers of the Breach and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice and made up of over forty state coordinating committees and hundreds of national partners including faith bodies, labor unions, civil and human rights organizations, environmental justice, fraternal organization and others.
Is this Campaign aligned with a political party or any politician?
- As our demands show, we are militantly non-partisan, and yet very political. We believe both political parties have failed to center systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, ecological devastation and religious nationalism as the moral issues of our day.
- We are recruiting and registering people for a movement that votes because we know that a shift in voter participation of poor and low-wealth people can fundamentally shift electoral landscape in this country. Not just for a party or a single election, but for a generation.
Will the Moral March be accessible?
- We are aiming to make June 20, 2020 fully accessible to our entire Poor People’s Campaign family. Go to bit.ly/ppc2020accessibility to learn about our current plan for accessibility. The Campaign’s leadership nationally and in the state coordinating committees is made up of poor people, clergy and moral leaders, and advocates bringing people together across lines of division. Our Leadership includes Deaf and Disabled folks as well as leaders who communicate in a number of languages. Speakers on June 20, 2020 will speak to the issues facing poor people in particular who are Deaf and Disabled and point to our demands for disability justice in the Moral Agenda.
- This Campaign is built by leaders from the bottom up. We know that we always have more to learn regarding accessibility, disability justice and defeating ableism. If you are interested in joining our volunteer PPC Accessibility Advisory Team or if you are organizing a delegation that will include people with accessibility concerns, please email us at email@example.com so we can be in touch. Additional access requests or any questions can be directed to that email as well.
- Click here to find out how we are working to make June 20, 2020 fully accessible.
Why do you need to join us?
- June 20, 2020 can only be the generationally-transformative assembly if people like you join us by organizing in your community, organizations, congregations, unions, neighborhoods and families. Change comes when we build power together!
- Struggles against the five interlocking injustices across the country are coming together in DC to demand an agenda that uplifts us all. From Oak Flat in Arizona where the Apache Stronghold is fighting to preserve sacred ground from a copper mining giant, to Mississippi, where immigrants are fighting to protect their families and activists are exposing inhumane conditions in prisons, to North Carolina, where we continue to defend the sacred right to vote, the rejected will be the cornerstone of the new country we are building together.