Franciscan Action Network has signed up as a mobilizing partner in the Poor People’s Campaign moral march in Washington, D.C.
On June 18, people from across the nation will assemble and march as a moral coalition to shift the moral narrative, put a face on the pain of our people and challenge the notion that this is the best we can do. Take a moment to watch this call to action from the Poor People’s Campaign.
Drawing on our deepest values stemming from the Constitution and our faith traditions, we will march to summon the political will to use the abundant resources we have to meet the needs of all people. America has to guarantee living wages and adequate income, healthcare, affordable housing, quality public education, expanded voting rights and access to democracy, fair taxation, debt relief, just immigration, a climate where we can all thrive, and a world committed to peace rather than violence and war.
FAN will gather Franciscans and other Catholics for a brief prayer service at 9am outside St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on 10th Street NW and then we will march together to the assembly location at 3rd Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Meanwhile, anyone with limited mobility will gather at 3rd St. & Constitution Ave. NW.
Buses are available from all over the country. Click here to learn about bus options.
St. Patrick’s Church is located near the Metro Center and Gallery Place Metro stations as well as ample public parking garages.
Click below to register to join us for the march on June 18!
For those who will be in town on June 17th, there are two additional activities that you can participate in:
What: Everyone Has a Right to Live Communal Dinner
When: Friday, June 17th, 5:00 – 7:00pm ET
Where: Freedom Plaza, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC
All are welcome to a special community meal and time of fellowship on the eve of the Mass Poor and Low Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.
What: National Memorial Service
When: Friday, June 17th, 7:30-8:30pm ET
Where: Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC
Please join us in mourning the loss of over 1 million lives to COVID-19 and the many more we have lost to the interlocking injustices of Poverty, Racism, Militarism, Ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of Christian Nationalism. We will come together to mourn and to spiritually ground ourselves as we prepare for the Mass Poor and Low Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls, and for the struggle ahead.
Virtual Watch Party Guide
If you can’t physically make it to Washington on June 18th, we encourage you to participate spiritually in a virtual way. You can participate individually, but we are encouraging you to organize a watch party where you can come together with others in your area (or even virtually through zoom) to watch the Moral March together and then pray and discuss follow up opportunities.
To learn more about watching the march individually or hosting a “watch party” click here:
On May 5, FAN co-sponsored an informational webinar with our friends at Pax Christi USA, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to provide information about why we are marching, how to get to Washington on June 18 and more. If you missed it, please watch the recording below or on YouTube by clicking here.