FPWA Partners with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II to Hold a Virtual Rally on June 9 to Support the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington
June 2, 2020 (New York, NY) – FPWA’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Jennifer Jones Austin, and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, The National Co-Chair of Poor People’s Campaign and President of Repairers of the Breach, will hold a virtual rally on June 9, 2020 from 11:00AM to 11:30AM to bring attention to the Poor People’s Campaign’s Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, to be held on June 20, 2020.
On June 9, Ms. Austin and Rev. Barber will lead a conversation about why every American should participate in the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington, which will be the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in United States history. This gathering will bring together and raise the voices of the 140 million poor and low-income Americans.
Ms. Austin leads FPWA, whose mission it is to advocate for just public policies that promote the social and economic well-being of all New Yorkers. She is one of eight members on Mayor de Blasio’s Fair Policy Task Force to rebuild a fairer New York as the city restarts its economy by confronting the deep inequities that reach into every neighborhood.
FPWA is linking arms with the Poor People’s Campaign to ensure that as we emerge from the global pandemic, which is exposing even more of the already existing crisis of systemic racism and poverty, we rebuild with the aim of no longer managing poverty but instead, ending poverty across the nation. They will also address the current state of social unrest and political disenfranchisement in the wake of incidents across the country impacting the most vulnerable.
Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and ED of FPWA
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, National Co-Chair of Poor People’s Campaign
Virtual Rally and Conversation in Support of the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington
June 9, 2020 from 11:00AM – 11:30AM
FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to advancing economic opportunity and upward mobility for low-income New Yorkers. Having a prominent New York presence for nearly 100 years, FPWA has long served New York City’s social service sector, providing grants to help individuals and families meet their basic needs, and advocating for fair public policies on behalf of people in need and the agencies that serve them. FPWA’s member network of 170 human-service and faith-based organizations reach more than 1.5 million people in New York’s communities each year. Join us at fpwa.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.