New York Delegation: Poor People's Campaign Global Day of Solidarity and Mass Rally in D.C.
Start: Saturday, June 23, 2018•12:00 AM • Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
NOTE: ROCHESTER BUS IS CURRENTLY FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL RSVP TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST.
For weeks, we have joined with thousands of people across the country taking to the streets and to our state capitols, with hundreds of people even risking arrest, to demand policies that lift up the poor in this country. This season of nonviolent moral action is culminating on Saturday, June 23rd with a mass mobilization in Washington, DC.
Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, June 23
Location: National Mall by Jefferson Drive SW and 7th st. SW, Washington, D.C.
Fifty years ago, members of the first Poor People’s Campaign made their voices heard by camping out in Resurrection City, a tent city on the Washington Mall where thousands of poor people from across the United States gathered to demand that the nation “lift the load of poverty.”
But it’s been fifty years, and there are 60% more people living under the poverty line than in 1968, the Voting Rights Act has been dismantled, and children in our poorest cities aren’t even guaranteed clean water or sewage treatment.
We need your help moving this country forward by seizing the nation’s attention this June. Together, we will pack the National Mall on June 23 and demonstrate unprecedented grassroots strength.
Fill out this form to reserve your seat from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany or NYC today. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seats on the bus are free, but donations are welcome to help offset our costs. Donate at bit.ly/NEWYORKPPC
DEPARTURE TIMES AND LOCATIONS
Buffalo: 12am, UB South NFTA Park and Ride
Rochester: 11:30 pm, Friday, June 22, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East parking lot. 259 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Cars can be left there. *Note: Bus is full, but you can RSVP to be added to the wait list.*
Syracuse (with stop in Cortland): 2am, University United Methodist Church, 324 University Ave., 2:30 am, P&C Fresh Grocery parking lot, 160 Clinton Ave., Cortland
Albany: 2am, NYSUT, 800 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham
NYC: 5am, multiple locations. You will be contacted with instructions for where to meet.
The expected departure time for buses from Washington, D.C. is 4pm.