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National Moral Monday Day of Action @ The State Capitol
September 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UPDATE: WE ARE MEETING AT AUSTIN CITY HALL AT 11:45AM FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON THE NEED FOR LIVING WAGES IN AUSTIN. FROM THERE WE WILL BE MARCHING TO THE STATE CAPITOL FOR A PROGRAM THAT WILL BE BEGIN AT 1PM WITH THE DELIVERY OF THE HIGHER MORAL GROUND DECLARATION. PLEASE JOIN US AT CITY HALL AT 11:45AM TO BEGIN THE MARCH. THANK YOU!
September 12: National Moral Monday Day of Action at State Capitols
On September 12, people of faith, clergy, and workers from across the economy will gather for a national day of action at state capitols across the country. We will demand that elected officials champion policies like living wages, stronger voting rights, and health care and education for all.
At each state capitol, representatives will deliver signatures from thousands of people who have signed a “Higher Ground Moral Declaration” that calls on elected leaders to support policies which foster economic, social and racial justice.
We’re sending a message to politicians of all parties that paying a living wage and protecting the right to vote are moral issues, and that they will be judged by their efforts to improve the lives of people on the margins, including women, children, workers, immigrants and the most vulnerable.
The declaration calls for the economic liberation of all people by ensuring every worker receives a living wage; every child receives access to quality education; every person receives quality healthcare; and ensuring historically marginalized communities have equal protection under the law.
The declaration explicitly rejects the divide-and-conquer strategies of extremists and stands against racism, classism, poverty, xenophobia, and any attempt to promote hate.
Anyone who wants to participate in this movement or learn more about the September 12 Day of Action can sign the Higher Ground Moral Declaration here: http://www.moralrevival.org/moraldeclaration/.