A Women’s Moral Monday March on Washington

Start: Monday, July 19, 202111:00 AM

Join us as supporters in-person at the US Supreme Court or online at poorpeoplescampaing.org/livestream at 11:00am ET / 8:00am PT.

On the anniversary of the Women’s Convention at Seneca Falls, we invite you to join us on Monday, July 19, for a Women’s Moral Monday March on Washington. Together, we will call out the immoral obstructionism of Congress and demand the US Senate:

  1. End the filibuster;
  2. Pass all provisions of the For the People Act;
  3. Fully restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act;
  4. Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hr.

173 years later, we are witnessing an historic crisis of democracy that threatens our ability to realize the great promise of this country. Over 140 million people are poor or one emergency away from economic ruin, including more than 70 million women of all races, gender and sexual orientations and faith traditions. Voting rights are under attack in every region of the country. Poor women, especially poor women of color and LGBTQ+ women, are disproportionately bearing the brunt of low-wage and precarious work, heightened care responsibilities, the climate crisis, forever wars and the continued denial of our basic rights.

We aim to learn from history, not simply mimic it. While the Seneca Falls Convention failed to embrace full democracy in the way it excluded Black, Indigenous and other women of color, we will come to Washington DC with the full fusion movement united in our diversity and not despite it.

The Women's Moral Monday March on Washington is a part of the the Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action launched by the the Poor People’s Campaign's dozens of partners, our 40+ state coordinating committees, and thousands of faith leaders for actions July 12 - August 8. We demand that the US Senate enact our demands by Aug. 6, 2021, the anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act .

Calendar for Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action to Save Our Democracy

July 12 - Launch from DC & Mass Moral Monday Call-In Day - A massive national call-in to every US Senator combined with a live press conference from Washington DC to launch the season of action.

July 17 - Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy - Please join our partners as we mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of John Lewis with Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy on July 17th.

July 19 - A Women’s Moral Monday March on Washington - On the anniversary of the Women’s Convention at Seneca Falls, nonviolent moral direct action in DC led by women from all over the country.

July 26 - Moral Monday Actions in States Across the Nation - Targeting all Senators regardless of party, people in at least 45 states will engage in nonviolent moral direct action.  

August 2 - Moral Monday Action in DC - Faith Leaders + Poor & Low-Wage Workers - Nonviolent moral direct action focused on the US Senate and led by a mass number of clergy and religious leaders with poor and low-wage workers.