Monday, January 14, 2019

Reject the Border Wall _ The Poor People's Campaign

Our president and his enablers are pushing an agenda of fear, racism and white nationalism while millions of government workers and families suffer as a consequence.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day a week away, it’s only fitting this movement not simply commemorate Dr. King and the original Poor People’s Campaign’s mission, we re-consecrate it by using our voices and bodies to protest and organize against the atrocities this administration continues to promote. 
Forward together, not one step back.
Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II and Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis
President of Repairers of the Breach & Director of the Kairos Center
Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

As we speak, the Trump administration and the Senate are trying to divide us. They are using a racist border wall to immorally justify holding hundreds of thousands of federal workers hostage and millions of others are facing the loss of vital services from healthcare to food safety to affordable housing as the shutdown continues. At the same time, they are fueling contempt and cruelty towards migrants at the border and our undocumented neighbors. It is poor and working people on both sides of the border who face the consequences of these extremist policies and divisive tactics.
There can be no Congressional compromise that includes a dime of funding for a wall and we must stand against any future attempt to institute a state of emergency by the president.
We don’t have time to waste. Lives are at stake, and those who are most vulnerable are caught in the crossfire.

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