In the fourth week of the Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action, Pax Christi USA members are joining the Poor Peoples’ Campaign in Washington, D.C. for a Mass National Moral Monday Action to Save Our Democracy!
This is the week of the anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and thousands have gathered in DC for this rally and direct action led by poor people, low-wage workers and faith leaders.
The time is now for a resurrection of nonviolent moral direct action, not an insurrection of immoral violence.
We demand that the US Senate and the White House:
- End the filibuster
- Pass all provisions of the For the People Act
- Fully restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act
- Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hr
Now is the time to ask our representatives and ourselves: Which Side Are You On? Democracy or Autocracy? The provisions of the US Constitution or the demands of the US Chamber of Commerce?
This fight is not just about Black or white. What we are witnessing are attacks on people of every race, creed, income, gender, sexuality, ability and identity. The battle to suppress the vote is a tool of wealth distribution upward. Not only are we battling autocracy, but the possibility of descending further into a civil oligarchy.
The purpose of this season of action is to strengthen the resolve of our allies to stand up against these injustices and to challenge the capitulation and inaction of those who have proven themselves to be adversarial to voting rights, economic justice and the very foundations of our democracy.