PPEHRC is off and running in 2019. Things are lining up to be a huge year for us, with a new office and a new army. But we’ve also got trials and tribulations, literally. We need to enlist your support and involvement.
- We are pleased to announce that we have an AWESOME NEW OFFICE SPACE at the United Steelworkers Unionbuilding at 1505 W Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132. We have the second floor and are cleaning up the nice second floor to open up asap for headquarters, education & trainings, drop-ins and distributions. But we need donations in the form of: cleaning supplies, kitchen items (coffee mugs, coffeepot, water, small fridge), white board (markers & erasers), bulletin board, whiteboard calendar, lamps, plastic flowers and other decor, U.S. Map, copy paper, power strips, and office supplies.
- We’ve launched the POOR PEOPLE’S ARMY with allies! The ruling class has their own army and police, disciplined and united. Our side needs just as much training, education,experience, and discipline to fight for justice for poor and working people (though with different, emancipatory tactics). Join us for the the first PoorPeople’s Army BOOTCAMP to take place March 15-17, at Church of the Overcomer, just outside Philly at 1010 Sunset St, Trainer, PA 19061. See the facebook event, and REGISTER HERE! Cost is sliding scale, with meals included.
- We are pleased to announce a new Poor People’s Army SPEAKING TOUR! Help us share the strategies and tactics of PPEHRC and our allies, and explain the idea of and recruit for the Poor People’s Army. Cheri and members of the Army will be available to speak at colleges, universities, religious institutions, and other places. Help connect with paid speaking gigs, suggest partners and places. Contact Matt Pillischer with suggestions, bookings, and questions.
- CHERI’S FEDERAL CRIMINAL TRIAL begins in Washington DC on April 4. Homeland Security arrested Cheri while she was trying to speak with officials at HUD about the takeover of Puerto Rico by business speculators while HUD was ignoring housing there, and about Ben Carson was proposing 100,000 people be cut from public housing. The government offered to drop charges if Cheri gagged herself by accepting a “stay away” order from HUD, which she refused so they are taking her to trial. See a video of her arrest here. We need to pack the courtroom with supporters to bring down these trumped up charges. Please contact us if you are interested in driving down to DC or getting a ride to support her.
- NATO MARCHES ON MLK’S GRAVE – join us in protest against the dangerous and destructive NATO gathering, on their 70th anniversary, and also callously scheduled on the day that Dr. King was assassinated, April 4. No to WAR, No to Imperialism, No to NATO! See more info and fliers here.
- While in DC, Black Alliance for Peace is having an event to celebrate their 2 year anniversary, and our own Pastor Collins will be speaking there about the Poor People’s Army and PPEHRC.
- HELP CRYSTAL AND HER GIRLS! Member Crystal and her family were kicked out of their home unexpectedly and we have almost raised $1,500 necessary to get Crystal and her 2 daughters into new housing. You can send money to support Crystal and others on the Underground Railroad. Every single dollar counts.
Keep a look out for upcoming events such as the March Spring Cleaning and BBQ at our new office, Upcoming Regional Bootcamps in the South and West U.S., and Weekly Movie Night in the Summer.
Join us as a sustainer at $10-20/month? Donate at: economichumanrights.org/donate/
Cheri, Galen, and the PPEHRC Family