Chief Organizer Blog 11-24-2014 to 3-31-2015

Waffle House, Roadie, and, Hey, Organizer, Are You Going My Way? 3-31-2015

Dumpster Diving and Internal Income 3-30-2015

Payday Lending Regs, Good; Not Going Far Enough, Bad! 3-29-2015

Renewable Energy Cooperatives 3-28-2015

Vancouver Rent Bank 3-27-2015

Getting a Low Power FM Radio License in New Orleans 3-26-2015

Uneven Results in North Carolina Indicate that New Nonprofit Hospital Rule Might Work 3-25-2015

Tax Preparers Refund Anticipation Loans are Out of Control – Again! 3-24-2015

Hospitals Cutting Costs by Helping the Poor 3-23-2015

Affordable Care Act Backwash 3-22-2015

Tough Problems on Overtime for Salaried Workers 3-21-2015

Sorting Out the Issues, Interests, and Impact of the Clinton Foundation 3-20-2015

Coal Projects Busting Globally 3-19-2015

Understanding Net Energy Pricing as Another Subsidy of the Rich by the Poor 3-17-2015

Winning the “War of Attrition” Against Coal-Fired Power Plants 3-16-2015

Bristol Wins First Agreement for Improved Rental Standards 3-15-2015

Hardball on Disproportionate Share Might Equal State Expanded Medicaid 3-14-2015

Lessons Learned: Chasing Moksha VII 3-12-2015

Smaller Units, Common Spaces, Affordable Land, and Housing 3-11-2015

Cleaning Medical Debt Off of Credit Reports 3-10-2015

Occupy Movie Shoot: Chasing Moksha VI 3-9-2015

About Taste There is No Agreement: Chasing Moksha IV 3-8-2015

More Handles Emerging to Force Accountability for Nonprofit Hospitals 3-7-2015

Dressing” the House: Chasing Moksha III 3-6-2015

Sizzle Reels, Story Boards, and Freedom: Chasing Moksha II 3-5-2015

Living in a Wes Anderson House: Chasing Moksha Part 1- Tax Credits 3-4-2015

Just Email me at, Mr. President 3-3-2015

Privatizing State Universities? Start with the Football Team! 3-2-2015

Visiting with the Old Hands: Sue Hanna Marquess and Melva Harmon 3-1-2015

Arkansas at the Bottom of the Barrel for Tenants 2-28-2015

Nonprofit Hospitals Are Going to Have to Prove They are Not Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing 2-27-2015

Duplicate Dues Enrollment Should be Standard Operating Procedure 2-26-2015

Coordinated Attack on Public Workers and Unions in Texas and Oklahoma 2-25-2015

Will the IRS Finally Stop Independent Subcontractor Scams? 2-24-2015

Banking at the Post Office 2-23-2015

A Victory for the Poor is Still Possible At Least in British Columbia 2-22-2015

Using Local Property Taxes to Push Hospitals on Charity Care 2-21-2015

Wages Up but How High is Fair? 2-20-2015

“Swear Jars” Are Great Public Policy 2-19-2015

Are the People Finally Taking Over Mardi Gras? 2-18-2015

King’s Boots and Lewis’ Backpack 2-16-2015

Oil Sacrifice Zone for Many is Home to Some 2-15-2015

Representative Bob Goodlatte Searching for ACORN behind the Woodpile 2-14-2015

NACLA Report on the Americas Going On-Line Only 2-13-2015

India and China’s Devolution Strategy to Contain Workers and Unions 2-12-2015

Local Jails are the Modern Debtors’ Prison 2-11-2015

Reflective Listening 2-10-2015

Is Affordable Housing Being Crucified by Inequality 2-9-2015

Selma for Organizers 2-8-2015

Food Safety Campaigns Seem Winnable 2-7-2015

“Heartless” Heartland and Its Modern Debtor Prison 2-6-2015

Plenty of Good Proposals for Replacing Payday Lending 2-5-2015

On-Demand Uber and Lyft Fiction Going Down in the Courts 2-4-2015

Set the Cities Free to Provide Broadband Internet! 2-3-2015

Underpaying Servers Cannot Be Solved by Tipping Technology 2-2-2015

Mutual Aid for the Rest of Us 2-1-2015

More Proof on Payday Lenders Targeting Vulnerable Communities 1-31-2015

On-Demand Economy, “Utter Nonsense,” and Unequal Negotiation 1-30-2015

Predatory Rent-to-Own Scams Hark Back to Discriminatory Schemes 1-29-2015

Jim Hightower Still Going Strong 1-28-2015

Union Membership Continues to Tank in USA, Time for “Majority Unionism” 1-27-2015

Year End Meeting Highlights: Bengaluru, Checklists, and Campaigns 1-26-2015

Hospitals Gone Wild 1-23-2015

Facebook Rules the World According to Facebook 1-22-2015

Jindal “No Go!” 1-21-2015

Is “American Sniper” an Anti-War Movie? 1-20-2015

Global Inequality is Increasing Dangerously 1-19-2015

Post-Ferguson: It’s Not the Tactics, It’s the Troops 1-18-2015

Attacks on Fair Housing and Affordable Housing Demands 1-17-2015

Is President Obama Finally Joining the Battle Against Telecoms? 1-16-2015

Medical Debt Collectors are Killing Credit for 43 Million! 1-15-2015

Howard Dvorkin and Credit Counseling Confusion 1-14-2015

Organizing the Debtors to Hold Hospitals Accountable 1-13-2015

Holding Nonprofit Hospitals Accountable to New Billing Rules  1-12-2015

An ACORN Memorial Orchard on the ACORN Farm 1-9-2015

Good Karma Points 1-8-2015

The FTC Mouse is Roaring and That’s a Good Thing! 1-7-2015

The Fight over Hours is a Surprising Conservative Endorsement of Obamacare 1-6-2015

Where are People’s Needs in Modern Life Dominated by Computers and Machines? 01-05-2015

More Evidence Emerging of the Big Banks Role in Mortgage Meltdown 01-04-2014

IRS “Safe Harbor” Allowing Tax Cheating and Wage Theft 01-03-2015

Hope in an Unlikely Place: Obama’s White House 01-02-2015

Losing Money on the Obamacare Rollover 12-31-2014

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Organizers Grow Up to be Developers 12-30-2014

Learning from “Factory Man” 12-29-2014

First They Come for the Nonprofits 12-27-2014

Domestic Surveillance in the USA 12-26-2014

Tactics Are Working in Police Protests 12-24-2014

NLRB Quickstepping in Right Direction for Workers 12-23-2014

My Brother, Dale 12-21-2014

Trumping Global Capital with Local Action: New Era Tenants Victory 12-20-2014

Progress on Payday Lending and the Digital Divide in Canada 12-19-2014

Emerging Tenants’ Charter 12-18-2014

Leveraging Elections for Change 12-17-2014

Hiring Preferences 12-16-2014

Voter and Community Suppression Coming to United Kingdom 12-11-2014

Finding the Line on Benefits and Drawing the Line on Rubbish 12-10-2014

Living Rent Campaign is Huge Opportunity in Scotland 12-09-2014

On Internet Fight, Follow the Money to Keep the Scorecard 12-08-2014

Walking Birmingham Neighborhoods 12-07-2014

Rallying for $15 12-06-2014

Precarious Employment Spreading in USA 12-04-2014

Ghostbusters in Radio World 12-03-2014

Who Knew? IRS Tax Exemption Process Has Gotten Easier! 12-02-2014

Wells Fargo Caught Again in Predatory Lending Scheme 12-01-2014

Art, Poverty, and George Orwell 11-30-2014

Preparing for the Implementation of Obama’s Immigration Order 11-29-2014

Fate, Thanksgiving, and the Mill Hunk Herald 11-28-2014

Got to Root for the Pope, because He’s Rooting for Us! 11-26-2014

Counting Calories 11-25-2014

Oil Prices, Small Diners, and my Uncle Barton Wade Ratliff 11-24-2014