The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting people in Washington, D.C. to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality of religious nationalism. The Poor People’s Campaign is non-partisan but deeply political.
Between 2018-2020, 280,000 people were living in poverty or just one emergency away from economic ruin in Washington DC, accounting for 39.6% of the population.
Poverty was the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming
more lives than homicide, gun violence, diabetes or obesity. Long-term poverty was
responsible for 295,000 deaths a year – or over 800 deaths a day.
We must join forces and make our voices heard, as impacted folks & advocates, to push for economic justice in this city and this country.
Learn more about poverty in Washington DC: Down load the DC 2023 Fact Sheet here.
Email [email protected] to get involved!