Official blog of the Sacramento Progressive Alliance, one of the largest and most vibrant progressive activist groups in California with more than 8,000 members. We educate and mobilize Progressives in Sacramento, the surrounding foothill areas, and at Sac State and Folsom Lake College.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Poor People's Campaign + Sacramento Week 6
Yesterday we began the fifth week of the birthing of the California Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We had a full day of action led by hundreds of low-wage workers, the houseless, tenants, union members, and folks from every walk of life. From delivering an eviction notice to the California Association of Realtors, to occupying the Senate gallery, to filling the halls of the capitol with song, we were a new unsettling force felt in Sacramento and across our state.
Simultaneously across the nation, once again, thousands of others also gathered at their state capitals, including in Washington D.C, where Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and 8 other faith leaders were arrested for praying outside of the Supreme Court. Their prayers come on the heels of the Supreme Court's ruling to protect Ohio's newly passed voter suppression laws.
As dozens were arrested around the country for standing up for affordable housing, livable wages, guaranteed annual income, and education, we are determined to keep organizing, to keep building, and to keep walking forward towards a radical revolution of values across this nation.
Watch a montage from yesterday's actions in Sacramento:
Welcome to the PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE. We are a multi-racial, multi-issue "rainbow coalition" dedicated to social justice, peace and building progressive power. Our key priorities include economic justice; equal rights and equal opportunities for all regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation; international solidarity; humanitarian service; eradicating poverty at home and abroad; environmental protection and sustainable development; and electing progressives to public office and then holding them accountable.
Founded in 2005, we have grown to more than 7,000 members and have emerged as one of the largest and most grassroots activist groups in California. We are proud to serve as a local chapter Our Revolution, the national movement inspired by Bernie Sanders' historic 2016 Presidential Campaign, and as a local affiliate of United for Peace & Justice (UFPJ), a network of several hundred peace and justice groups from all over the world.
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