Earlier this year, the Poor People's Campaign commemorated the 1968 March on Washington by focusing on economic justice for all communities. The resources that accompany this week's call to action provide insight into the breadth and depth of poverty in America. The underlying theme throughout is that widespread poverty is not an individual, but a systemic issue, and that effective poverty alleviation policies will reflect this understanding.
Combat victim-blaming of low-income women.
Poverty among low-income women is the result of a systematic lack of access to opportunity and resources, not a result of personal shortcomings or poor decisions. Shift the narrative by highlighting what actually causes poverty, calling out victim-blaming, and disrupting “bootstrap” narratives.