Since the DNC has gone virtual, we will now be marching IN PHILADELPHIA on BIDEN’S HEADQUARTERS! On opening day the Democratic National Convention, August 17, 2020, 4pm EST, we want to amass the largest #PoorPeoplesArmy to declare our political independence from the two corporate political parties in the U.S. that serve the rich and powerful, while killing poor people from wars at home and abroad, caging them in immigration jails and in prisons, not providing universal healthcare, not ensuring affordable access to food, jobs, and housing for all. We demand a new system.
We will meet at the Liberty Bell at 536 Market st. to declare our independence and hold a rally then march down Market Street to Joe Biden’s headquarters at 1500 Market St. and hold another rally outside. We will march peacefully, and encourage observation of CDC guidelines.
For the last few decades, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign #PPEHRC has always organized the largest marches on the openings of both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Now, with all the serious crises that are happening in the country and the world, what we do when we have the world’s attention (on opening days of these conventions) becomes even more important. We need to use that time with the world’s media to talk about crucial issues for humanity: the extinction of our planet, poverty and homelessness, community violence and police brutality, hunger and threats to our food and water, and the elimination of war.
This year’s Democratic Convention will be taking place in virtually which is why we have moved the march to Philadelphia from Milwaukee.
Because we know you know the seriousness of all this, we are asking for your assistance. March with us on August 17, 2020 in Philadelphia, and demand that both political parties begin to prioritize #LivesOverLuxury. We are #coming2getour67cents of every tax dollar that is spent on war and occupation, to put towards the poor, the planet, and to preserve humanity. Watch this short promotional video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tCsk4zoJAw&t=1s