Baltimore Region Harlem Park Community Canvass

Spring has begun and it's time to get together for an outside socially distanced outreach day! Let’s don our best post Easter-Passover masks, with hand sanitizer and maybe a garden tool or two as we engage with the folks of Harlem Park in inner West Baltimore discussing their needs in the face of calls for massive demolition, COVID inequities and eviction, and the exciting possibilities of Hope Garden and its youth and environmental programs.
As you know, the MD PPC depends on local people who come to know one another despite all that can separate us, and are committed to lifting the voices and needs of those most impacted by the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and religious nationalism.
In Baltimore, we come from grassroots organizing groups, faith communities, unions, and tenants’ rights and anti-poverty groups and draw energy and inspiration from one another. We need your heart, souls, hands and feet too!
Here are some details:
We will gather at 4 pm in Hope Garden at 1314 Harlem Avenue.
After introductions, we will get a brief training on the questions and the asks we will take, in teams, to neighbors.
We will return together by 6 (6:30)  to debrief and celebrate in the park—where there will also be music, gardening tasks and craft projects.   Rumor has it that there will also be pizza (more sanitizer) and a great vegan red lentil soup for us to enjoy when we return.
Forward Together, Not One Step Back!!!
MD PPC - Baltimore Region
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Maryland Poor People's Campaign Weekly Update August 16,2020



Until further notice, all MD PPC meetings are virtual & open to everyone.

Please continue to save the date for regional meeting times (see website). 

Regional meeting notices will be included when applicable.


Hello DR,

We hope you had an opportunity to join us for our Aug 11 "Rigged" Virtual Screening.  We want to acknowledge your feedback and remind you that we have you in our queue and are working to follow up with you.  Please use the link below for some insight on "ACTIONS to do NOW" to "Get Out The Vote" (GOTV)



Many of you provided feedback on being engaged in the 5 areas that were shared during a call.  If you were not online but would like to be involved please complete the Event Outreach form using the link below.:




Mon Aug 24, 6:30 PM - MD PPC (Bmore) - Join us for our first virtual public gathering. In Baltimore,  we have been organizing since the Poor People’s campaign launched in 2018, working to connect our local fights around healthcare, homelessness/housing, racial and economic justice, and workers' rights to this growing statewide and national movement.  At this virtual gathering, we will discuss the conditions we face as a result of this global pandemic, hear an overview of the organizing in Baltimore, and talk about ways we can build this work together moving forward. RSVP below.




Ongoing - 32BJ SEIU - Please support transportation hub essential workers by sharing this flyer and signing the petition below urging members of our state legislature to pass the Secure Maryland Wage Act bill as soon as possible to show appreciation for those on the front line by raising wages for workers at BWI, Penn Station, and the Port of Baltimore. 

Ongoing - Smart on Pesticides Coalition (Bonnie Raindrop - [email protected]) - Please protect MD farm, poultry, & seafood workers from COVID.   Hundreds of workers are arriving daily since July 4th from high-risk COVID states and there is NO state mandatory plan to test, trace, protect, or care for these essential workers—most are people of color.  View the video and sign the petition
Sun Aug 23 - Sun Nov 1 - DoTheMostGood (DTMG)  - Let's join DTMG who has joined Reclaim Our Vote in efforts to defeat voter suppression by making phone calls every Sunday in key battleground states where voter suppression and misinformation results in many legitimate voters being purged from the rolls and many others unaware they are eligible to vote. Every Sunday from 2-4 PM ET calls voters of color in these states providing crucial voting information including status and mail-in-ballots.  You will be trained, make calls, and be debriefed.  Sign up here or at the DTMG Portal if you want to see other phonebanks as well.  After signing up, participants will receive information on how to prepare for the event.

Wed Aug 26, 7 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church – Rev Abhi Janamanchi

2020 Kiplinger Virtual Lecture on Ethics in American Society, a special lecture and discussion with President Obama’s US Secretary of Education, Dr. John King, “The Moral Imperative of Educational Equity”: How, during an unprecedented pandemic, can we educate all children equitably. How can we not?  


Forward Together,

Maryland Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival


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Didn't get a chance to participate this weekend? No worries! It's not too late to watch the Broadcast of The Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering. Already watched? Great! Now send this link to your friends, family, and community.


Nearly 300,000 people have taken action with the Poor People's Campaign to demand Congress implement our Moral Justice Jubilee Policy Platform by adopting our Moral Agenda. Send the Moral Agenda to your congressional members today!

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TOMORROW: We Rise Together


Dear DR,

Today, on Juneteenth, we look back to 400 years of compromises with white supremacy in order to understand the pressing need for radical reconstruction of our nation. Tomorrow we proclaim a new vision forward. Join us for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington.

Broadcast times: Saturday, June 20 at 10 am and 6 pm ET and Sunday, June 21 at 6 pm ET.


On our page, you can pledge to join and encourage your elected officials to do the same.

We are excited to announce that the entire program will be open captioned with ASL interpretation and a Spanish-language broadcast will also be available at june2020.org/es.


If you or someone you know does not have internet access, please share this dial-in # to call-in to the assembly:  Dial-in number: (425) 436-6277   Participant Code: 521837


The program will also be streamed on radio stations, online media outlets, and TV networks reaching around the world including MSNBC, Urban Radio, Time.com, and more!


On June 20th, we are building an international stage for the stories and solutions of poor and dispossessed people. They, along with 300 mobilizing partners including unions, religious denominations, and social justice organizations, will lay out a transformative vision for the nation. They will be joined by artists and activists including Former Vice President Al Gore, Danny Glover, Erika Alexander, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Wanda Sykes, and Debra Messing.


This is the moral fusion movement for this moment and we are so honored to be in community with all of you.


Forward together, not one step back!


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

Co-Chairs, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival


P.S. The link to the PPC store was broken in the last email that went out. Our apologies! Please order your We Rise Together June 20, 2020 t-shirts and Poor People's Campaign pins by clicking here:

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JUNE 20, 2020


The Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington: Digital Justice Gathering will be a historic, generationally transformative event. Thank you for pledging to show up on Saturday, June 20, 2020!

On that day we will drive the vision and agenda of our communities into the heart of the national narrative, across the Internet and the airwaves, and we want to make sure as many people as possible hear this message. Please take a moment to share the event with your networks by amplifying june2020.org and sharing this video.

Check out the June 20, 2020 Digital Toolkit for graphics, sample posts and other resources to spread the word.

The best way to participate is to tune in at www.june2020.org, where we will broadcast at 10 am ET and 6 pm ET and then again on Sunday, June 21 at 6 pm ET.

Somebody's been hurting our people, it's gone on far too long, and we won't…we can' t…we refuse to be silent anymore!

Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival






We are just five days away from the Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering, and we need your help! Sign up below to make art, send texts, and make phone calls.


Use our Digital Toolkit to spread the word far and wide to invite your friends, family, community, and networks to what is shaping up to be a massive, generationally transformative event.


Now, more than ever, we must come together – accepting death is not an option anymore!


Get involved...

We Rise Together Virtual Art Build


Join us today, June 15th, at 9 am PT / 12pm ET to learn tips for how to make Window Signs, Sidewalk Chalk Messages, Repurpose Yard Signs and more as we come together this week and spread the word about June 20, 2020!


We will be joined by movement artist, David Solnit, who will guide us. Please have art materials with you so we can create together!


It’s time to get on the phones!


Can you give a few hours this week to text people around the country about the Mass Poor People's Assembly?


Sign up for a 30-minute training tonight at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT and you can join hundreds of others in our national text bank!


In case you missed it...

‘America, Accepting Death is Not an Option Anymore!'


"When we all heard George Floyd say “I can’t breathe,” it was as if the democracy itself took a collective gasp and so many people who’ve seen so much death said, “I can’t breathe either.”


Listen to the Rev. Dr. William Barber's full sermon, ‘America, Accepting Death is Not an Option Anymore!' given live from the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on Sunday, June 14th.


Poverty Amidst Pandemic Special on MSNBC


Yesterday, Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, joined Joy Reid, and state leaders from across the country for a special on the double crisis of pandemic and poverty and how poor & low-income people are being impacted, and fighting back. Listen to a highlight here...


'We are Called to Be a Movement'


Rev. Dr. Williams Barber's rousing sermon 'We are Called to Be a Movement," implores us to come together and renounce the politics of rejection, division, and greed – to lift up the common good, move up to higher ground, and revive the heart of democracy. It is now available as a published book from Workman Publishing.


Forward together, not one step back!

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

Co-Chairs, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival