Report: Global Women's Strike at the June Poor People’s Congress & Capitol Hill – we still need your help! Please donate and share.
A huge thank you from the Global Women’s Strike, Women of Color/GWS & Payday men’s network to all who donated to help get our multiracial delegation to Washington, DC, June 17-21. The national Poor People’s Moral Action Congress was a powerful coming together of movements, and our day of meetings on Capitol Hill productive. All 22 of us who were part of the delegation including 3 children worked very hard to make the most of this opportunity.
We raised a little more than our original GoFundMe goal, but our costs were more than anticipated, particularly because we took advantage of our being together from both coasts to meet in-depth, including an important women of color meeting. So we urgently need your help to raise an additional $1500. All who participated are kicking in more but we urgently need your help to make up the shortfall. Please help us.
Report: We took part in Poor People’s Congress workshops and forums including as speakers, meeting and building relationships with people and movements from 40 states, both learning and working together to build this national multiracial fusion movement. The Congress featured the release of the Poor People’s Moral Budget -- which includes demands to restore TANF to previous funding levels, and for public hearings on child welfare institutions that are using their resources to take children -- a Forum with nine of the 2020 Presidential Candidates, a Freedom School, and a powerful Poor People’s Hearing on Capitol Hill.
After, we met with legislators and their staffs on anti-poverty legislation including the American Family Act which would pay a monthly child benefit for every child in families with an annual income less than $200,000.
We met with Representative Gwen Moore who has introduced two pieces of legislation, the Family Poverty is Not Child Neglect Act and the Opportunities to Support Mothers and Deliver Children Act. We also met with Representatives on the urgent situation in Haiti where the grassroots movement is demanding an end to grinding poverty and to politically-targeted massacres, and that the corrupt government (backed by the US) step down.
Please help our delegation raise the additional funds needed to cover the expenses of our taking part in and making the most of this important trip to DC. Women in Dialogue is the 501c3 fiscal sponsor of this delegation.
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