Create a transformational journey that will inspire and educate communities and will drive social/racial equity, improved
humanity, and greater civic engagement.
- Increase voter registration in the communities in which we live and work.
- Increase resilience, perspective and purpose for the work ahead for our Democracy
- Increase voter participation
- Improve base understanding of our US Constitution, which is the law of the land
- To have 2.5 million participants which is 100 times more than the Selma to Montgomery March
- Increased participation in the Census of 2020
“The Power of 54”
March from Selma to Montgomery
John Lewis was an icon of the civil rights movement and a modern-day leader who never cowered in the face of detractors as he doggedly pursued and constructed a more equitable humane world. He was a man who embodied purpose, character, determination and resilience.
The events at the national, state and neighborhood levels that followed have evoked deeply personal feelings, experiences, fears and hopes in many of us. For me, they underscore the fact that John Lewis’ vision has not yet been realized – that we have an obligation to pick up the mantle of social, racial, and human justice.
Each of us must do our part to demonstrate our commitment to these ideals, and, ultimately, to create a reality that honors the legacy and dreams of those who have come before us.
Labor Day Weekend
in a walk of 54 miles
• You – my friends, colleagues, allies, and thought partners, are invited to participate in a walk of 54 miles between 1800 hours on Friday 9/4/2020 -9/7/2020 at 1800 hours…Labor Day Weekend 2020. Please note, the walk is NOT intended for one central location. Please walk at your own pace in your respective communities, and practice social distancing and appropriate infection prevention measures.
You can form a team to walk 54 miles collectively, over the course of the weekend.
for 54 minutes of prayer
Additionally, all places of worship and all who are willing are asked to come together for 54 minutes of prayer across the country over the same weekend. Prayer focus–Civil Rights, Social Justice, Humanity, our Democracy, and Total Health.
Ride your bike
for 54 miles
You might consider riding your bike 54 miles over the weekend as an alternative.
There is no limit to our ability to influence, involve and inspire others: Whereas the maximum number of walkers in the Selma to Montgomery March was 25,000. We are not bound by space and operational limits.
9/4/2020 – 9/7/2020
In addition to the Call to Action taking place over Labor Day Weekend, I call on clergy, friends, colleagues, allies, and thought partners to pray daily between 9/9/2020-11/3/2020. Alternatively, I invite you to study the U.S. Constitution for 54 days – between 9/9/2020 and 11/3/2020..
1 mile per day
Finally, I invite you to walk 1 mile per day for 54 days,
from 9/9/2020 – 11/3/2020.