Meet at the Octavius Catto statue!
As we demand that every vote be counted and the protection of democracy, we must also demand full democracy for the poor and dispossessed.
Now more than ever, it’s critical to come together across the lines that divide us to build a vision for true democracy for the working class!
How are you being impacted by the crisis?
Here are just a few examples of the lack of democracy for the working class:
Hospitals closing before and during the pandemic because they are not profitable enough, while police continue to kill people in mental health crisis (Walter Wallace Jr. just killed in Philadelphia, Ricardo Munoz killed in Lancaster).
An epidemic of evictions, foreclosures and rising homelessness – 40% of PA renters possibly facing eviction.
Multi-billion dollar global corporations like UMPC getting a billion dollar COVID bailout while paying no taxes.
Therefore, knowing this, it is our duty to make clear that as we support every vote being counted, we won’t experience democracy as the poor and dispossessed until we actually have healthcare, housing, living wage jobs, transit, education, and freedom from discrimination, criminalization, incarceration, and detention.
We have been in crisis – before COVID, since COVID, before the election, and that crisis will continue after the election. To achieve democracy, in addition to voting and counting every vote, we need to:
Organize, organize, organize to build power for poor and dispossessed people across race and geography in Pennsylvania.
Unite to overcome the divide and conquer strategies that pit white people against people of color and urban, suburban and rural people against each other.
Build clear, competent, committed and connected leaders from every race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, immigration status, and region.