Because both parties have failed to stand with working people in their time of greatest need, organizers will march on Democrats and Republicans alike. Thirty-eight marches and rallies are on the action events map with more being planned. The rallies will be nonviolent, masks are required, and we will observe social distancing while calling for emergency relief.
If the Democrats and Republicans in Congress cannot bring themselves to guarantee health care, housing, a basic income, and freedom from police brutality and crushing debt in the middle of this global pandemic, economic meltdown, and nationwide uprising, then they will never pass them.
Republicans have declared that the fourth round of coronavirus stimulus in late July will be the last and Democrats are going along with it. That means that if we are going to get the emergency people’s bailout that they promised, it’s now or never. The stakes on our pandemic action just skyrocketed.
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.