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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Poor People’s Campaign holds online voting rights vigil Saturday

WASHINGTON -

As Congress stalls on whether it wants to save democracy by ending the filibuster and protecting voting rights, the Poor People’s Campaign will hold a three-hour vigil on Saturday when people will tell their stories of why voting rights matter to them.

Impacted people from at least 35 states will join a livestream from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to discuss the importance of voting rights and why Congress must pass legislation to protect everyone’s right to access the ballot.

Reporters can drop in on the livestream at any point and hear what impacted people are saying to provide a different viewpoint than the one from inside the beltway. 

Our deadline is never set by politicians. Our deadline is when we win.

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The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral  Revival, is building a generationally transformative digital gathering called the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, on June 20, 2020. At that assembly, we will demand that both major political parties address the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism by implementing our Moral Agenda.

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