Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
People are poor in America! We are consciously being made to disappear from the debates, the media, the job market and the welfare rolls. As the Republican National Convention descends upon New York City, we will be marching to demand our economic human rights and to call for an end to the war at home, a war that has left many of us homeless, hungry, unemployed and without healthcare. As poor and working people of this country, we cannot afford to suffer silently as our lives are threatened by political and economic policies that deny us our basic human rights. Both parties – Republicans and Democrats – have abandoned the poor and working families of this nation and so it is up to us to take our country in a new direction – one that is based in the economic human rights to food, housing, healthcare, education and living wage jobs. United as the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, we will bring together thousands of poor people, along with students, social workers, union members, lawyers and religious leaders to make our voices heard as we March For Our Lives.
Date: Monday, August 30th 2004
4pm – assemble at the United Nations (45th St. and 1st Ave) for kick-off rally and march to Madison Square Garden.