Charleston Moral Monday with Rev. Barber

Start: Monday, February 22, 2021 3:00 PM

Moral Monday: Health Care and $15/hr Now!
Join Rev. Barber along with the WV Poor People's Campaign for an in-person, socially distanced speak-out at Senator Manchin's Office.
WE DEMAND: Healthcare for All, $15/hour for All, Vaccination Equity, Immediate Medicaid Expansion and Comprehensive Covid relief!
For three weeks of Moral Mondays we’ve fought for $15/hour minimum wage, the elimination of the subminimum wage for tipped workers, union rights for all and a full and just covid relief. As we have seen over the past 11 months, these issues are deeply connected. The crisis of poverty and low wages is directly connected to the injustices in our healthcare system. We know that 87 million people were uninsured or underinsured before the pandemic and millions have lost their healthcare in the worst public health crisis in a century. In the richest nation in history, there is no excuse for denying the human rights of living wages, an adequate standard of living and quality health care.
We’ll go live from Senator Manchin's Charleston Office  to hear directly from poor and low-income people and moral leaders about the need $15/hour for all workers, immediate Medicaid expansion in every state, expanded funding for state budgets, ramping up vaccinations while tracking race and class to ensure equity in distribution, supporting public schools for safe re-opening and more.
It has been nearly one year that we have been suffering in this pandemic, and its impacts have fallen disproportionately on the poor and Black, Brown and Indigenous people. We need comprehensive and just relief now!
- 2:30 arrive and gather signs and assemble for the speak-out.
- 3:00 speak-out begins
- 4:00 program concludes.
***Parking: please park under the overpass across Pennsylvania Ave from the Lottery Building***
For Covid safety we are asking that all participants where double masks and remain at least 8ft apart at all times. If you are felling at all ill, even the slightest of symptoms we ask that you stay at home and watch this program online.