The Problem of Remittances and Financial Literacy for Immigrants

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Atlanta   I got lucky and five students, now calling themselves the ACORN International Team at Georgia State University, picked as their major project at the GSU School of Social Work helping us develop information and support for our Remittance Justice Campaign.   We assembled at a Nepalese restaurant in an Atlanta neighborhood that is at the …

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Transformation, not Transactions: Preaching Community-Union Linkages to the Choir!

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Victoria    When the topic of the leadership conference is “Building the Links:  Connecting Unions and Community,” and my 90-minute slot has the same title, it’s already a slow pitch to the plate looking for a big swing.  After weeks of singing for my supper on the road with translators in Spanish, Japanese, or Korean, it was …

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Great ACORN Reports from around the World and Remittance Campaign Breakthroughs

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Mexico City   A highlight of the year is always getting the reports of ACORN International affiliates around the world and hearing about the progress and the challenges members, leaders, and organizers are facing.  The obstacles are legion, but so are some of the surprises. Vinod Shetty from Mumbai started the ball rolling with a clear …

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