PHILADELPHIA, PA -- October 28 -- The Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign refuse to let this election be decided by the Supreme Court and demand that all votes be counted before the next President is determined. The Kensington Welfare Rights Union is based in Philadelphia, PA, a major swing state in what they view as the most important election in United States history. |
"The powers that be have taken virtually everything away from poor people in
America, while preparing to make many more Americans poor. Now our right to
vote is being threatened. It's one of the last things we've got left. If they steal this election after the Florida 2000 debacle, a constitutional crisis must erupt from the streets of America."
- Cheri Honkala, National Coordinator of the PPEHRC
The Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign call for organizing demonstrations and/or acts of massive civil disobedience, if necessary, on November 3 at federal and local court houses in Philadelphia and hometowns nationally where PPEHRC affiliates are organized. This will be a part of the larger national effort of the Urgent Response Network (www.Nov3.US) to protect our right to vote.
To speak to the people most affected by the Bush administrations policies, those living without healthcare, affordable housing, food and other basic necessities of life in the richest country in the world, contact the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign at 215-668-8228 or visit our website: www.economichumanrights.org.