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Community Organizing

"Daily Show" Investigates ACORN, Community Organizing (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Oliver of "The Daily Show" talked to ACORN's Bertha Lewis about the evils of "community organizing." He also spoke with Liz Shaw, a conservative ...

In Battleground Ohio, Community Organizing Trumps Cynicism: Lesson for 2012?

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

IAF organizers are confident that they will be able to show that a volunteer-driven voter participation strategy can significantly increase turnout in scores of precincts.

Guidebook for a Media Meltdown

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

The media world as we know it has imploded in the past year, nowhere with a louder thud than right here in Chicago.

Studs for Obama

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

I asked Studs Terkel, if he were to interview Obama, what would he ask him? That got him going.

ACORN: They Took Our Nuts!

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

No wonder the GOP is desperately trying to neuter ACORN before the group manages to mobilize some seriously pissed-off poor people.

Barack Obama's End Game Will Be On The Ground

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose If Barack Obama becomes president, it will be because of grass roots organization. The people who will make the difference on Nove...

Making Sense of ACORN

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Brusin

It seems that ACORN is the GOP scapegoat this year. They tipped their hands when they labeled Obama a dastardly "community organizer" repeatedly at their convention.

Seth Colter Walls

Neighbor To Neighbor: How Obama Targets Undecideds Block By Block | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marc Ambinder recently judged the "tech innovation" race between the Obama and McCain campaigns to be roughly equal, crediting each side with two web-...

Pushing the Needle

Cynthia Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Torres

Their tattered spiral covers showed the wear and tear of being stuffed into book bags, hauled from one meeting to the next in search of people and organizations willing to work together.

Imagine That: Community Organizing Could be the Key to Peace and Prosperity in Israel

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

While Palin intended her jab to belittle Obama's experience, it in fact helped galvanize those of us who know just how critical, challenging and imperative a role community organizers play.

What Republicans and Democrats Need To Hear Continued -- Youth At Convention Speak Out

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

I've been blogging about last weekend's Equal Voice for America's Families Convention. Fifteen thousand people from low-income communities gathered in...

Community Organizing on Skid Row Isn't So Easy

Samantha Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Samantha Page

According to Palin, being "a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities." But when asked about his day-to-day, L.A. community organizer "General Jeff" quipped back: "There isn't enough paper in the world to list everything I do."

Give Community Organizers the Credit They Deserve

Charlie Cray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Cray

A politician who calls himself an agent of change and then denigrates his opponent as a community organizer is like someone who owns five houses spitting on the carpenters who built them.

Sarah, Meet the Culdesactivists

James Glave | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James Glave

These community organizers are using web-based tools like wikis and blogs to plan events and make a difference in the sometimes scary and unfamiliar world that lies beyond their own front porch.

Brother, Can You Spare an Apple?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

Can the market do well by doing some good? Why not? In Chicago alone we have identified a half-million-plus people who live in a Food Desert with no or distant grocery stores but nearby access to fast food.

Union President: Jesus Was A Community Organizer

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Lebanon, Virginia, right now United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts is giving a characteristically enthusiastic introduction for Se...

Palin, GOP find community challenges a real hoot

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Anderson

At the expense of Barack Obama, community groups and their organizers were a running joke in St. Paul last week at the Republican National Convent...

SAT Question for Sarah Palin (Hint: Think MLK)

Elizabeth Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Austin

A community organizer is like a mayor, except ...

Community Organizers Behind Every Great Movement

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonah Lalas

Organizers have a responsibility not only to themselves or the communities they work in, but to the greater struggle for justice. When an organizer fails, a portion of our country's progress may fail with them. To us, that's a much bigger burden than balancing the budget in Wasilla, Alaska.

Hey Obama: Knock Off the Zen/Dukakis Stuff

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barry Yourgrau

Cut the cool zen smiling -- you're in a fight with people who are wrecking this country -- it's not a policy chat.

Third Convention Yields Ambitious National Family Platform -- Attendees Discuss

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Low income families from across the country came together to discuss and ratify a National Family Platform. In this short video, attendees share about the process.

Sarah Palin Dissed John and Sam Adams, Ben Franklin, the Original George W. and the Rest of the Founding Fathers!

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bonnie Fuller

The American Revolution began with a whole lot of grassroots community organizing done by dedicated private individuals focused on trying to build a better political system.

Working Families Hold Own Convention - Adopt Comprehensive Plaftform

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Linked via satellite, and using instant, touch-pad voting, working families in Los Angeles, Birmingham and Chicago voted to adopt a comprehensive plat...

Third Convention Attendees - What Republicans and Democrats Need To Hear

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Today 15,000 low-income families gathered in Los Angeles, Birmingham and Chicago to discuss and ratify a platform for working families and to kick off...

Obama Defends Community Organizing: "Who Are They Fighting For?" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama responded Thursday to Sarah Palin's dismissal of community organizing. Asked at a town hall what makes it relevant experience, he said: ...