The Moral Revival led by Rev. William J. Barber, who was a speaker at our General Assembly in June, will be holding a Day of Moral Action at state capitals across the country. From the moralrevival.org website:
On Monday, September 12, 2016 at State Capitols around the nation, at 11 AM in every time zone, justice will roll across the country as faith leaders from diverse traditions, people impacted by poverty, racism, and injustice, advocates, and activists come together rally and to deliver to our elected leaders and candidates the Higher Ground Moral Declaration, which calls on governors, senators, state legislators and candidates for office to move away from extremist politics and policies that benefit the few and move toward policies and laws that are just and fair and guarantee a better life for the majority of the people.
The Moral Declaration that has already been delivered to the RNC as well as the DNC will be read, proclaimed, and delivered to our Governors, US Senate candidates and state party officials.The format will be simple and will be the same in every state.
At this time, we will not engage in civil disobedience because the first step must be petition. We will be acting as one to send the same message to our state leaders and through the media to our communities and nation that it is time for a moral revolution of values that challenges the narrow construct of those who purport to represent the, so-called, “religious right.” We will sing the same opening and closing songs, recite the same litany, and the same chants on the walk around the State Houses.
To learn more about what is happening in our region, we checked in with our state advocacy groups. The ones with information on their websites are listed below.