Virginia Poor People's Campaign to Deliver Campaign Demands to State Lawmakers
Demand includes a call for expanded voting rights and an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure
The Virginia Poor People's Campaign, which is one of over 35 states campaigns, will hold a news conference and demand delivery on Wednesday, January 16th at the state capitol to set expectations for the legislative agenda in 2019.
"As part of its proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project, Dominion Energy, one of the largest monopoly utilities in the U.S. and the largest corporate donor in Virginia political campaigns, is trying to build a massive, polluting fracked-gas compressor station in the heart of this historic African-American community. Dominion and state officials are trying to erase the environmental injustice impacts of their site choice through misinformation."
Across the nation, organizers are demanding a massive overhaul of voting rights, welfare and work requirements, living wages, health care, access to clean water, housing, ecological devastation and an end to endless war, to lift up the 140 million Americans currently living in poverty.
WHO: Participants in Virginia Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Jesse Frierson, Virginia State Conference NAACP, Political Action Chair, Carolina Lugo, Richmond Peace Education Center, Marko Bautista, Equality Virginia, Chad Oba, Friends of Buckingham, Vilma Seymour, LULAC
WHAT: News Conference and Demand Delivery at Virginia statehouse demanding immediate action to expand voting rights and an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure
WHERE: Sun Trust Building, 919 East Main Street, 4th Floor (Shenandoah Room)
WHEN: Wednesday, January 16th at 10:30am
The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is co-organized by Repairers of the Breach, a social justice organization founded by the Rev. Barber; the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary; and hundreds of local and national grassroots groups across the country.