Date(s) - June 18, 2022
My name is Rev. Connie Yost and I am a member and Treasurer of the Oregon Poor People’s Campaign. I am coming to Washington, DC on June 18 because I believe that the PPC is the most effective way for us to come together across all divides to address the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism.
The PPC addresses these evils and changes the narrative to one that centers our hearts and actions on what is moral and right for the 140 million poor and low-income people in the U.S. Our Unitarian Universalist principle of justice, equity, and compassion in human relations drives us to work for healthier and more equitable economic systems.
The numbers show that a fusion coalition of Black, White, Latino, Asian, and Native poor people and their allies can shift the outcome of elections and public policy. The PPC gives us a way to live out our UU values while working to build the Beloved Community where everyone is supported in living healthy, safe, and sustainable lives. Working with others gives us HOPE and STRENGTH to keep on going until true equity is achieved. Together, we become friends, and together we resist the lies of scarcity and difference that seek to keep us divided.