Politics, The Economy

What is ACORN?

the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation’s largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. Since 1970, ACORN has grown to more than 175,000 member families, organized in 850 neighborhood chapters in 75 cities across the U.S. and in cities in Canada, the Dominican Republic and Peru.

ACORNs accomplishments include successful campaigns for better housing, schools, neighborhood safety, health care, job conditions, and more.

Unfortunately, ACORNs national headquarters were located in New Orleans and was devastated by Katrina. Nathan Newman puts out a call for anyone concerned about the plight of poor people in New Orleans to donate to ACORNs rebuilding fund.

Donating to ACORN will help ensure that it isn’t only Trent Lott’s house that gets rebuilt.

President Bush toured the three hard-hit states, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, on Friday with Lott and other officials. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott’s house — he’s lost his entire house — there’s going to be a fantastic house,” Bush said. And I’m looking forward to sitting on the porch.”

Link to an earlier post I wrote about ACORN.

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