|Contact: Riptide Communications, 212-260-5000
Samantha Heller, PPEHRC, 407-497-4318
MARCHING FOR THEIR LIVES:
POOR PEOPLE TO MARCH OVER GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE IN PREPARATION FOR THEIR “MARCH FOR OUR LIVES” ON OPENING DAY OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign To Highlight Poverty in America
August 9, 2004, New Jersey-New York: As the Republican National Convention approaches, members of The Poor People’s Economic Human Right’s Campaign (PPEHRC), a coalition of organizations across the country, will march across the George Washington Bridge on Monday as part of the March for Our Lives campaign to raise visibility of the struggles faced by poor people in the United States.
The group of poor people and their advocates, who began marching earlier this month, will march throughout the state of New Jersey and into New York City in preparation for the Republican National Convention in late August.
The marchers will be traveling to poverty stricken areas across the two states toting a mobile “Bushville” tent city that they use to focus attention on the impact Republican economic policies have on the poor.
WHEN: August 9, 2004 at 11am
WHAT: March over George Washington Bridge to NYC
WHO: Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
WHERE: Starting at the foot of the Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge