More than 50 groups to unite as “The Majority” for massive actions across the country on May 1
Mic.com officially announced The Majority and the upcoming Beyond the Moment actions, ahead of the full-website launch. “More than 50 partners representing Black, [Latinx], the indigenous, LGBTQ, refugees, immigrants, laborers and the poor will collaborate from April 4 through May 1, International Worker’s Day, when they’ll launch massive protests across the country. The action will “go beyond moments of outrage, beyond narrow concepts of sanctuary, and beyond barriers between communities that have much at stake and so much in common,” The Majority states on its BeyondtheMoment.org website, which officially launches on Thursday.
The Beyond the Moment: Uniting Movements from April 4th to May Day kicks-off on April 4th with mass political education with our bases nationwide. “In the weeks leading up to the mass mobilizations on May 1, they will hold public teach-ins and workshops nationwide. The desired outcome is a “broad intersectional, cross-sectoral” and influential unity on the left, organizers said.
“The idea for Beyond the Moment was derived from Dr. King’s ‘Beyond Vietnam’ speech, in which he spoke out against racism, materialism and militarism — all broader and more-inclusive themes than his earlier anti-Jim Crow campaigns. The coalition said it chose April 4 as the kickoff for political education because that is the date that King delivered the speech in 1967, and the date on which he was assassinated a year later.”
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