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Just Acts: Next Steps on the Poor People’s Campaign—Join Me on May 21st
Dear ,

As you know, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival 40 Days of Action launched on Monday, May 14th.

I was at the Washington, DC action providing jail support and logistics with UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray and Rev. Michael Crumpler, UUA LGBTQ & Intercultural Programs Manager, both of whom took direct action and arrest. See Rev. Frederick-Gray’s statement as well as Rev. Crumpler's blog post. There were over 50 UUs who came to the launch in DC and close to 20 who engaged in direct action calling for a movement of faith, social justice advocates and organizers, labor and poor people, who can together end poverty, white supremacy, ecological devastation, and the war economy it is all based on.

We’ve also been hearing from UUs around the country who helped organize and were part of actions in their state capitals. You can learn more by joining the UUs & the Poor Peoples Campaign Facebook Group.

Now that we’ve launched, it’s important that we continue and escalate our actions. I will be engaging in direct action in the US Capitol next week on May 21st. Will you join me in DC or in your state capital? Sign up here on the Poor Peoples Campaign UU Commitment Pledge to get information you need to participate and to get connected.

As Susan Frederick-Gray said, "In the absence of the money to buy speech or politicians, we still have the power of faith and of the force of agape love that Dr. King spoke of as the force that could save us as a nation and recover the goodness and possibility that lives in us all. My hope is that this time, we not pull away from the fullness of the revolution in values that it requires."
In faithful solidarity,

Susan

Susan Leslie
UUA Congregational Advocacy and Witness Director
Multicultural Growth & Witness Staff Team
sleslie@uua.org * www.uua.org/justice

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