This Juneteenth weekend is a rare moment for our communities to proclaim in one voice that Black Lives Matter and that we are united like never before in demanding racial justice.










The racist killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have sparked a powerful uprising throughout the nation and among all of us at MPP as we demand racial justice. We join in the outcry from the Black community who for decades has been the target of police killings, harassment and imprisonment. <

We’re proud to join the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)for their massive SIX NINETEEN mobilization this Juneteenth weekend, June 19-21. There’s now a map of 400+ in-person and online events in every state, including activities that MPP leaders are joining from New York City to Oakland and from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.

Click here to find a Juneteenth action near you where you can show solidarity with Black, Indigenous and other communities of color that suffer the disproportionate impacts of pollution, disinvestment and poor health outcomes. 

Juneteenth is a day that honors Black freedom, marking June 19, 1865, the day Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to tell enslaved people in the state that they were free. We know, however, that as long as police departments and prison mandatory sentencing laws are in place that victimize Blacks, Black people will never truly be free. 

This Juneteenth weekend is a rare moment for our communities to proclaim in one voice that Black Lives Matter and that we are united like never before in demanding racial justice. Wherever you join us, you are growing the movement to shift resources from policing to investing in community-based programs in Black communities, like healthcare, education and housing. 

Over the last two years, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has laid the groundwork for a broad movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. MPP is proud to once again join the Poor People’s Campaign as a mobilizing partner for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering, broadcast tomorrow, June 20 live at 10 a.m. EST. It will be rebroadcast at 6 p.m. EST and Sunday, June 21 at 6 p.m. EST, all at June2020.org. The event will also be broadcast live from our MPP Facebook page

The Democrats and the Republicans have pushed to the margins the needs of the 140 million poor and low income people in our nation, exposed even more starkly by the global pandemic. We are building the major new party that is necessary to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, climate change and ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.

The two-hour program will be divided among the five interlocking injustices along with sections on LGBTQ justice, women’s justice, criminal justice and incarceration, and voting rights. A 100-person choir represented from almost every state will perform throughout the event. Pledge to join us here.

In Solidarity,
Carol Ehrle
Political Outreach Coordinator