In Honduras, Lots of Issues, Little Money

ACORN International Honduras Organizing School Lunches

            Tegucigalpa      There were six of us in the ACORN delegation.  The president of ACORN Honduras Raul Rodriguez led the group, along with Erlyn Perez, ACORN’s head organizer, followed by two school principals who were ACORN members, Jany Montoya, the translator and Erlyn’s niece, and me.  Our mission was to try to meet with …

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Theocracies Then and Now, Here and There

Ideas and Issues Organizers Forum Organizing Personal Writings

            New Orleans      Recently, I was somewhat horrified to read about actions taken unanimously by the Indonesian Parliament.  The Organizers’ Forum had taken a delegation there in 2005, and met with amazing groups organizing among the urban poor and lower-income workers.  We were especially impressed that so many of the organizations were directed by …

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A Community Voice – Together Again Post-Pandemic

a community voice ACORN International Affiliates Organizing

            New Orleans     How does a neighborhood-based community organization continue to fight and win, when they can’t meet?  That was the question before thousands of community-based groups around the world during the global pandemic.  ACORN’s affiliate in New Orleans, A Community Voice, had to meet that challenge head-on and adapted the best they could.  …

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