Winter Offensive Organizing Drive 2023/2024

Winter Offensive Organizing Drive 2023/2024


The National Union of the Homeless and partners have launched our 2023/2024 National Winter Offensive Organizing Drive!

The Winter Offensive has been a powerful Organizing Drive since the original National Union of the Homeless from the late 1980's to mid 1990’s and was relaunched in 2019 with the reestablishment of the Union across the nation!

The National Winter Offensive season takes place annually from Thanksgiving through the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr Day including actions on key dates throughout the season.

Important Winter Offensive dates of action and protests:

  1. December 10th – Anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) particularly Article 23: Right to a Living Wage Job; Article 25: Right to Housing and Health Care; and Article 26: Right to Education. This year, 2023, marks the 75th Anniversary of the UDHR and we will take this day to acknowledge the inspiration and legitimation that the internationally recognized UDHR provides for the National Union of the Homeless and its Mission Statement.

  2. December 21st – Annual National Homeless Memorial Day and condemnation of mass graves of unnamed poor and homeless men, women, and children in potters’ fields around the country and internationally. We honor those we have lost due to this unjust system that denies us our basic human rights and pledge to honor them by continuing to unite and organize for human rights for all!

  3. December 25th - Birth of Jesus Christ, born a poor working class unhoused child, turned revolutionary; we commemorate his Ministry, which was a Poor People’s Campaign that included healthcare without co-pays. He educated and trained disciples, making “fishers of men” who built a powerful social movement.

  4. New Year's Eve/Day and the making of Revolutionary Resolutions or Recommitments for next year's work of the National Homeless Union, its locals and partners.

  5. January 15th – Birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorating the last year of his life where he began uniting the poor across all lines of division to create a Poor People’s Campaign to demand our human rights, the end to militarism, the war economy, systemic poverty and systemic racism and the redistribution of wealth!

The central themes and slogans of the Winter Offensives have been:

How can you join us for the Winter Offensive!?

Follow us on social media where we will announce upcoming Winter Offensive Activities/Actions:

Facebook :

Instagram : @nationalunionofthehomeless

Twitter : @union_homeless

Email us at to get connected to a local chapter near you or to find out about starting a Union Chapter!

Join us on Freedom Church of the Poor Live on the Kairos Center Facebook page every Sunday throughout the season, 6pm ET/ 3pm PT.

To learn more about the Winter Offensive check out The Homeless Union and the Winter Offensive to Organize the Poor and Dispossessed.

#WinterOffensive #WinterOffenssive20232024 #YouOnlyGetWhatYoureOrganizedToTake #HousingIsAHumanRight #HealthcareIsAHumanRight #HomelessNotHelpless #PowerNotPity #ChangeNotCharity

For more information and to get involved contact: