Friday, August 27, 2010

Organizing Needed

"For the working poor, losing ACORN is tragic...People concerned about poverty in the United States can ill afford to lose ACORN."

John Atlas, "How Did the Media Fail Acorn and Organizing," Shelterforce, Spring 2010.

What issues might ACORN be taking on today?

--Foreclosure, certainly
--Other predatory lending practices
--Voice in financial reregulation and consumer protection (CRA)
--Promoting job access in federal stimulus projects
--Benefit access campaigns
--Census outreach to isolated communities
--Stimulus tracking and oversight

What else?

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