Disparities, inequality, unceasing growth, and unnatural exploitation are just a few of the pressing issues of our time. Communities must come together and raise our voices for social and economic justice including monetary justice. Mayday for Money, on May 17-19, 2024, is the demonstration and rally that brings people from all walks of life and adjacent movements to a common platform, united under the banner of Just Money.
Just Money is the lifeblood of a functional economy for the people, by the people, that protects what we value and funds what we need. Just Money can help us achieve the social well-being dreams of housing for all and healthcare for all, accessible education, and sustainable infrastructure.
The need for an interconnected call for Social and Economic Justice:
Social and economic justice are intertwined concepts that aim to create a fair and inclusive society. Just Money can be key to addressing issues such as poverty and inequality, which stem from the growth imperative and systemic oppression baked into our monetary system of institutionalized usury.
An estimated 80% of Americans don’t realize that banks are not simple intermediaries that handle money deposited into them, but rather banks create money. The reform for Just Money, which we bring to the frontlines of awareness in this demonstration, explicitly makes what people believe to be happening to become reality. Banks would no longer be allowed to create money, pumping billions into extraction and speculative industries that promise banks more profit. Rather, as the Constitution intended, money would be managed and created for the common good and funding social needs like infrastructure, healthcare, education, and what are declared human rights. In today’s convoluted system to access any of the human needs, a primary need for money is also essential yet seldom mentioned.
We call all branches of the social justice, environmental, and health justice movements to come together and demand JUST MONEY! We assure you the connections are there!
- Just Money for Just Democracy
- Just Money for the Just Transition
- Just Money for Prosperity and Freedom
- Just Money for Dignified Life
- Just Money for Real Equality
- Just Money for Peace, Not War
When you join our movement, you will learn more about how each of these sectors is influenced by money and how they can be fortified and made more democratic by creating a fair currency of exchange. We must all come to the conversation of how we shape our most important social tool: money.
Our planning for the rally and demonstration is an ongoing opportunity for individuals to express their concerns, advocate for change, and stand in solidarity with marginalized communities.
The first step towards change is creating awareness. A demonstration serves as a platform to educate the public about the issues at hand, shedding light on the injustices faced by certain groups. It encourages open dialogue and fosters a better understanding of the challenges that need to be addressed.
- Bringing people together for a common cause builds a sense of community and shared purpose. It allows individuals to connect with like-minded people, creating a network of support that extends beyond the event itself. This sense of unity is a powerful force for driving change.
- Demonstrations are not just about expressing grievances; they are also a call for policy changes. By mobilizing a large group of people, the movement can garner attention from policymakers and push for legislative reforms that address the root causes of social and economic injustice.
- Participation in demonstrations empowers individuals to become agents of change. It instills a sense of agency and responsibility, encouraging people to take action beyond the event. This empowerment is crucial for sustaining momentum and creating lasting impact.
If you are considering joining Mayday demonstrations, here are a few key points to keep in mind:
- Educate yourself about the specific issues being addressed and the goals of the demonstration. Subscribe and follow our events to see when teach-ins are being offered.
- Advocacy is most effective when it is peaceful and respectful. Avoid engaging in any form of violence or destruction of property.
- Amplify the message through social media platforms to share information, photos, and updates from the event. Hashtags can help create a broader conversation.
- Demonstrating with a friend enhances the experience and provides safety and support.
Social and economic justice are aspirations that require collective effort. Demonstrations and rallies serve as a powerful means to amplify voices, raise awareness, and advocate for change. By actively participating in such events, individuals contribute to a broader movement that seeks to create a more just and equitable society. Together, we can build a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Join the movement for social and economic justice – your voice matters!