NLIHC urges partners and members of our network to join other advocates from across the country on June 18 for the “Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly” and “Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.” The rally will bring together low-income and low-wealth people, state leaders, faith communities, moral allies, unions, and partnering organizations for a generationally transformative and disruptive gathering. The march will focus on broadcasting the Poor People’s Campaign’s principles and demands, including the demand that every American has access to affordable and quality housing, especially the 140 million “poor and low-income” people in the U.S.
The Poor People’s Campaign was founded in 1967 by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who wanted to create a movement that fought for economic security and addressed poverty by focusing on the intersections of race and class. Fifty years after Dr. King’s assassination, the unfinished work of the campaign was restarted by community leaders and advocates – including NLIHC – who are continuing the fight to unite low-income people of every race, color, creed, and sexuality.
Please do your part to support people who are directly impacted by housing insecurity, systemic racism, and poverty by joining us for the “Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly” and “Moral March on Washington and to the Polls” on June 18!