Rev. Dr. William Barber II, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Rev. Dr. William Barber II, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis are Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Jackson County NAACP Organizes Trip to Washington

A bus from western North Carolina will leave Sylva on June 17 to join marchers from around the US for the historic, nonviolent demonstration.

Rev. Dr. William Barber II, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis are Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

The 2022 Moral March on Washington, DC will convene on June 18.

The Jackson County, NC NAACP Branch invites riders to sign up for a bus trip to the nation’s capital to attend the Mass Poor People’s and Low Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March to be held in Washington on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The bus from western North Carolina will leave Sylva late on June 17 to join marchers from around the US for the historic, nonviolent demonstration. The bus will return early June 19.

The Assembly is sponsored by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a national nonpartisan organization that advocates for the rights of the 140 million poor and low-income people in the United States. The organization was founded by Rev. William J. Barber, formerly head of the NC-NAACP, and is led by Dr. Barber and Liz Theoharis.

The president of the Jackson NAACP branch, Dr. Dana Murray Patterson, says, “We have gotten way too comfortable with the suffering we see in our communities. We have been lulled into thinking that our solidarity can’t effect real change, but this Juneteenth we have a chance to demonstrate what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., meant when he said, ‘None of us is free until all of us are free.’ Until everyone is free from poverty, violence, and discrimination, our humanity ought to ring loudly, like an alarm, until we do something to change it.”

Bus fares are $115 if reserved before Wednesday, May 4. Scholarships are available. For information about the bus trip and Moral March on Washington, email Jackson NAACP at [email protected] or contact Marti Newbold, chair of the publicity committee at (828) 331-1803 or (828) 200-6357.

Information about the Poor People’s Campaign can be found at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june18.

 

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