We look forward to gathering with you tomorrow -- Monday, May 14th at the State Capitol in Lansing. Here's everything you need to know for this week and the next 40 days!
The Poor People’s Campaign (PPC): A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. We need you to step up and join our efforts.
We are mobilizing for 40 Days of Mass Action, rallies and demonstrations around the country. Learn more on the Michigan PPC facebook page and this new Michigan PPC website. Future Lansing actions take place every Monday (except on Tuesday, May 29) for the next six weeks.
MAY 14 SCHEDULEPoor People’s Campaign Orientation and Program
Location: Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 across the street from the State Capitol.
(Note: Those participating in the PPC Orientation and Program and Rally are not meeting at First Presbyterian Church, as may have been reported elsewhere in error)
10:00 am: Doors open and PPC registration and check-in begins
11:00 am: PPC orientation, overview, testimonials, song learning and rally instructions
12:30 pm: Light lunch provided, church clean up
1:30 pm: Start walking to the State Capitol steps (East lawn)
2:00 pm: Michigan Poor People’s Campaign Rally
3:00 pm: Non-violent moral fusion Direct Action by trained participants only -- to be witnessed and morally reinforced by PPC Pledge Card signers and supporting Michiganders.
Again, the Direct Action is to be carried out only by persons who have participated in Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training. To train for future weeks of Direct Action training sign up at MI PPC Registration
Free parking and a shuttle is available at Union Baptist Church, 500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lansing, MI 48915. (We suggest you drop off your group at the State Capitol or Central United Methodist Church.) Shuttle begins at 9:30 am, and picks up from the State Capitol beginning at 3:30 pm.
Paid parking lots are available near the State Capitol. Estimated cost is $10 per day. You may find a map of parking locations and information at http://capitol.michigan.gov/
BRING A REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE
To reduce waste and in solidarity with Michigan residents who do not have access to clean, safe water, we strongly encourage you not to bring any commercially bottled water with you, but to bring a refillable water bottle with you instead. Water will be provided for persons needing to refill bottles.
In Michigan, we know to prepare for weather that changes daily. Please take an umbrella, raincoat or rain poncho and sunscreen, if you have sensitive skin.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and, if needed, a portable stool or bag chair.
VISIBLE CLERGY PRESENCE
Faith leaders, please wear visible clergy garb to clearly show your presence in and support for this campaign.
DONATE TO BUILD THIS CAMPAIGN
The Poor People’s Campaign is made possible by passionate people like you striving to build a better world for our children, communities and planet. We have no sponsors and are entirely sustained through small donations from Michiganders across the state.
We need your financial support to help with Lansing logistical costs, printed materials, and transportation assistance for people with disabilities and unemployed and underemployed residents. Please consider making an onsite donation in Lansing. We’ll have donation volunteers at each location.
You can contribute by check, online and cash onsite in Lansing. Online donation can be made at: www.michiganppc.org/p/donate.
Checks can be mailed to the MI PPC fiscal sponsor at People’s Water Board ℅ EMEAC, 4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. Write checks to: People’s Water Board, and write MI-PPC on the check memo line.
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