Glasgow September 18th may not already be circled on your calendar but it’s a huge date in Scotland when the vote will be taken on the referendum of whether or not Scotland will be independent of the United Kingdom. The papers are full of charges and counter-charges about the impact of the vote and speculation [...]
ACORN Bristol Crew from left to right: Louie Herbert, Nick Ballard, and Stu Elliot
Bristol After 7 hours with our first organizing committee introduction with leadership and organizer training workshop at the Easton Community Centre in Bristol, it’s fair to say that we’re on our way and off to a great start. People were both [...]
New Orleans What goes around, comes around, it seems, if you keep around long enough.
Reading about cutting edge political strategies, like the “Bannock Street project,” reminds me of frequent late discussions at the regular Wednesday night staff meetings of ACORN in Little Rock 40 years ago as we would debate whether to spend all of our [...]
New Orleans Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Paul Ryan are once again accepting some praise at coming to a deal of sorts on the $1.1 Trillion US budget for this fiscal year without the customary drama and contention. Speaker Boehner was strutting around at having pushed back the far right, never compromise, Tea Party contingent [...]
New Orleans Luckily we were able to catch up with Dan Cantor on Wade’s World this week. Dan is the national director of Working Families now after spending most of the last fifteen years as executive director of the Working Families Party of New York. The WFP, as it’s known, garnered a lot of attention [...]