Defanging Community Organizing

ACORN ACORN International Community Organizing Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts Pearl River     There’s something happening to community organizing, and it’s not a good thing.  The job is being expropriated and defanged of its critical content and its bottom-up push for peoples’ power by corporate and political interests.  This isn’t necessarily a new phenomenon, but it’s getting …

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Does the New Overtime Rule Really Affect Nonprofits and Organizers?

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New Orleans     Randy Shaw, the executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and its burgeoning empire, first challenged me to think about whether the new FLSA overtime guidelines would prevent any future prospects of building a farmworkers’ movement or an ACORN, both of which famously focused on building an army of volunteer and professional organizers …

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