Moral Monday: Poverty (Un)Measured
Start: Monday, April 12, 2021• 3:00 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
Poverty is a sin and the federal poverty measure is a disgrace. Join the Poor People’s Campaign for an online mass meeting to hear from poor and low-income people, economists and faith leaders who will challenge the dominant narratives on poverty, which minimizes the extent of poverty, blames poor people and racializes poverty in order to disrupt multi-racial solidarity.
As Congress debates a long overdue infrastructure bill, and we continue to fight for voting rights, labor rights, immigrant rights and living wages, we will hear how narratives scapegoating poor people are translated into policies that further concentrate power and money in the hands of a few. Policies that deny adequate health care, housing, clean water and sanitation, good jobs and welfare programs, and feed attacks on our democratic participation.
We have the opportunity to rebuild this nation from the bottom up, lifting up communities that have faced deindustrialization, disinvestment and the devastation of the climate crisis. To do so, we must rewrite the national narrative, see clearly the need at hand, and build the political will to make it possible.
Join us Monday as we continue to build a national movement with the power to transform a racial and economic system that requires vast numbers of poor people.
Forward together, not one step