The National LGBTQ Anti-Poverty Action Network (The Network) is calling on the LGBTQ+ community to join us for the Poor People’s Campaign’s Moral March on Washington on June 18, 2022. The Network is a member-based coalition of over 100 national, state, and local organizations working in the LGBTQ, anti-poverty, and anti-hunger movements to increase awareness about and action on LGBTQ poverty.
The Network is marching, because poverty is an LGBTQ+ issue. Despite the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made, far too many LGBTQ+ people and families are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, LGBTQ people are more likely to live in poverty and to access social safety net programs than non-LGBTQ+ people with childhood poverty being the primary pathway to poverty for low-income LGBTQ+ adults.
As LGBTQ people seeking queer and trans liberation, we are called to join the Poor People’s Campaign to assemble and march in the nation’s capitol as a moral fusion coalition in response to the pain caused to all of us when there are 140 million poor and low-wealth people in this nation.
We are called to shift the moral narrative, put a face on the pain of our people, build power, and present before the nation a redemptive Third Reconstruction agenda.
How can your organization support the efforts:
- Join our LGBTQ+ delegation by signing up, and stay informed about LGBTQ+ organizing for the march.
- Register as a Mobilizing Partner with the Poor People’s Campaign. When you sign up as a Mobilizing Partner, you will receive in the mail a free box of materials like flyers, signs, stickers, and organizing manuals to help get the word out from the campaign.
- Sign up for a bus to DC for the march.
How can you as an individual get involved: