JUNE 27, 2022

On Saturday, June 18, UE members from North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania traveled to Washington, DC to join tens of thousands of people demanding that Congress address the needs of the 140 million poor and low-income people in the U.S. by insuring that everyone has access to livable wage jobs, housing, healthcare, and freedom from discrimination.

Bishop William J. Barber II, a long-time UE ally, convened the “moral meeting in these streets,” billed as the Mass Poor People’s and Low Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls. “We must meet this moment,” Rev. Barber declared, because “This level of poverty in this nation — the richest nation in the history of the world — constitutes a moral crisis and a fundamental failure of the polices of greed.”