Monday, May 02, 2005

Improve your community.

Growing up, I spent many afternoons listening to the ACORN radio show on KABF in Little Rock. ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, was founded in 1970 and is "the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities." And they do a lot of good work. Right now, they have national campaigns in the following areas:

* predatory lending
* living wages
* better schools
* health care
* affordable housing
* community reinvestment
* utilities

Sound like something you can get on board with? Here are some ways to get involved:

* Join ACORN and be an active participant in the fight for social justice.

* Sign up for ACORN's weekly e-newsletter and stay informed about ACORN's work.

* Locate an ACORN office near you. They are all over the US and in several Western Hemisphere countries. And they are expanding.

Look around your community. Celebrate what's right about it. Improve what's wrong with it. ACORN can help. "Empower yourself! Empower your community!"


Karama said...

I just found out that ACORN was founded in Little Rock! No wonder I grew up listening to their radio shows. Check out this article on ACORN from today's New York Times.

Karama said...

Check out this article that discusses ACORN from The AFRican and written by Kwadjo Boaitey