Chief Organizer Blog

The Racism and Rural-Urban Divide Behind Work Requirement Exemptions 5-18-2018

Bringing Our People to the Graduation Line – Go Pounce! 05-17-2018

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish, but Punitive to the Poor and All People 05-16-2018

Crowds on Demand 05-15-2018

ACORN Reunion and Revival Tour 05-14-2018

When is “Entering Real Property Under False Pretenses with Intent to Commit a Felony” Not a Break-In? Answer: When James O’Keefe Cops a Plea and Then Whines About It! 05-13-2018

James O’Keefe is a Bully and a Whiner 05-12-2018

The Transparent Cynicism of Medicaid Work Requirements 05-11-2018

Ten People Know Scott Pruitt 05-10-2018

If It’s Not Racism, What Else Could It Be? 05-09-2018

Surprise, High Health Deductibles Defer Treatment and Kill People! 05-08-2018

Finally, the IRS is Enforcing Affordable Care Act! 05-07-2018

Past Time to Remember Slavery 05-06-2018

Ending Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans This Time 05-05-2018

A Grassroots Report on the Current Protests in Nicaragua 05-04-2018

The “Amazoning” of Urban Economic Development 05-03-2018

Is Gentrification Inevitable? 05-02-2018

Hiding Real Estate Ownership from Tenants and Land Contract Holders 05-01-2018

Welfare, Just the Facts, Ma’am 04-30-2018

Taking Class to Class 04-29-2018

The War on the Poor is about Hate Not Economics 04-27-2018

Terrible Idea of the Day: Evict Public Housing Tenants! 04-26-2018

Inequality Breeds Epidemics and Can Kill More than Just the Poor 04-25-2018

Apps for SNAP with Both Green and Yellow Lights Flashing 04-24-2018

Contract for Deed as a Non-Profit Affordable Housing Tool 04-23-2018

De-escalating Violence 04-22-2018

Where are Seniors in the Fight for Social Security and Pensions? 04-21-2018

Wells Fargo and its Enablers are Whining 04-20-2018

Standing Rock and Veterans Stand 04-19-2018

Facebook Escapes Responsibility 04-18-2018

Cold Weather and Warm Hearts in Michigan 04-17-2018

The Political and Organizational Problem of Imperfect Incumbents 04-16-2018

The Increasing and Persistent Gap between Black and White Homeownership 04-15-2018

Eviction Statistics are Tricky, so Be Careful of First Impressions 04-14-2018

Rent Control Fights Popping Up All Over California for Affordable Housing 04-13-2018

For the Sake of the Poor, Goodbye and Good Riddance to Speaker Ryan 04-12-2018

Banks and Their Buddies Learned Little to Nothing from the Great Recession 04-11-2018

The Pope’s Talking, Let’s Hope Somebody is Listening! 04-10-2018

National Eviction Crisis Finally in the Headlines 04-09-2018

Crossing Paths with Clean Water Action 04-08-2018

Can We Get Hollywood, Educators & Politicians to Watch More Danish TV? 04-07-2018

The “Disappearing Organizer” and Accountability 04-06-2018

How and When Did Scrooge McDuck Take Over Disneyland? 04-05-2018

Strikes Against Charters, Amateurism, Disinvestment and DeVos/Trump Agenda 04-04-2018

Strategies for Dealing with Privacy as a Lost Cause 04-03-2018

Public Unions are Adjusting Their Strategies around Strikes and Checkoff 04-02-2018

Criminal Injustice in Bail Bond Exploitation and Jury Selection and Verdict System 04-01-2018

Immunization and Other Public Health Shortages Reveal Weaknesses of Conservative Response 03-31-2018

Fighting and Dying in Kurdistan During the Syrian War 03-30-2018

The New HUD Seems OK with Racial Discrimination 03-29-2018

Land Contract Companies Settle Lawsuits in Cincinnati without Celebrations 03-28-2018

Self-Care 03-27-2018

ACORN Lives Forever in Congressional Budget Bills 03-26-2018

Independent Political Action is Blooming in Columbus and Ohio 03-25-2018

Soccer Team Trying to Score on Cincinnati 03-24-2018

Finding Fellow Travelers Across the Country 03-23-2018

Facebook is Out of Control with Greed and Self Interest 03-20-2018

The Color Barrier for Black Men is Mile High Preventing Equality 03-19-2018

More Worker Protections Still Require More Worker Representation 03-18-2018

Ontario Labor Law Reforms are Best in Class 03-17-2018

Ontario, Canada is Populist Battleground in Coming Elections 03-16-2018

Let the Children Lead Us on Guns 03-15-2018

Discrimination in Health Care Delivery Kills 03-14-2018

Banks, Too Big to Fail, but Too Small to Regulate, Huh? 03-13-2018

Discrimination is Running Rampant in Bank Lending 03-12-2018

Confusion Reigns Over Brexit and Immigration Affects All EU Politics 03-11-2018

Some Lessons for Labor in Unite’s 100% Campaign 03-10-2018

West Virginia Teachers and English University Workers 03-09-2018

ACORN Newcastle Busts Sex-for-Rent Predators 03-08-2018

Excitement Stirring Over a Mass-Based Party’s Potential 03-07-2018

Living Rent Making Progress 03-06-2018

Sanctions, Starvation, and Clawbacks in England’s Universal Credit 03-04-2018

Standing Room Only in Paris and Interesting Question about Free Speech 03-03-2018

Action Wins in Grenoble 03-02-2018

Notes on Leaving Eastern Europe for My Father 03-01-2018

Bricks and Sticks are Important, but Different than Social Change 02-28-2018

Watching the Euro Far-Right in Action in Slovakia 02-27-2018

Slovakians Need a Social Benefits Clawback Campaign 02-26-2018

The Edifice Complex and the Tension between Intake and Outreach 02-25-2018

Village Life and Roma Settlements in Slovakia 02-24-2018

Coalitions in All Shapes and Sizes Fraught with Potential and Peril 02-23-2018

“Together There is More of Us” – A Winning Campaign in Slovakia 02-22-2018

Pity the Poor Immigrant 02-21-2018

The Healthcare Fixes Unfixed, Divide and Conquer on Display 02-20-2018

The Personal Cost and Lifestyle Adjustments of the Greek Financial Crisis 02-19-2018

When Politics Becomes a Barrier, Rather than Leverage 02-18-2018

Pedestrian Right-of-Way Becomes Interesting Tactic 02-17-2018

Organizing Tips from Bulgarian Enviros and Justice for All 02-16-2018

Nothing Easy About Organizing Against Corruption or any Organizing 02-15-2018

A Simple Letter is a Strange Welcome to Sofia, Bulgaria 02-14-2018

Meow Wolf Somewhere Between a Purr and a Growl 02-13-2018

Job Training for Workers in the Gig Economy Era 02-12-2018

Fighting Back the Fear of Voter Registration 02-11-2018

Simple Statements about Major Social Changes 02-10-2018

Tone Deaf on Domestic Abuse in the #MeToo Moment 02-09-2018

Airline Antics 02-08-2018

Pushing Rent Control around the Country and the World 02-07-2018

Updates on Banks as Criminal Enterprises: More Wells Fargo Mess 02-06-2018

Gene Sharp, Nonviolence Evangelist 02-05-2018

Nick von Hoffman, TWO Legend and Alinsky Lieutenant 02-04-2018

Nonprofit Confusion and BatchGeo 02-02-2018

Kicking Them When They’re Down 02-01-2018

Trump Uses State of Disunion Speech to Take Shots at Workers 01-31-2018

Forty-Nine Years and More of the Story Emerges on the Springfield Riot 01-30-2018

Remembering Springfield Years Later 01-29-2018

Answering the Hard Questions about Movements and Organizations 01-28-2018

Why Would Casino Operators Behavior Surprise Us? 01-27-2018

Wanted: A Non-Commercial Company and Boss Guide for Workers 01-26-2018

The Absolute Poor are in America, Too 01-25-2018

Community Organizations Stabilize Urban Neighborhoods & Reduce Crime 01-24-2018

The Weird Psychology of Feeling Poor Affects Attitudes on Inequality 01-23-2018

Paperwork and Bureaucracy as a Weapon Against the Poor 01-22-2018

Women’s Voice and Women’s March 01-21-2018

Paul Booth’s Last Call 01-20-2018

Taking the #MeToo Moment into the Workplace and Community 01-19-2018

The Increasing Permanence of Class Divides 01-18-2018

Holes are in Houses, and a Lie is a Lie 01-17-2018

Data and Politics Combine to Finance Affordable Housing 01-16-2018

Martin Luther King Jr’s Warning about Liberals and the Poor Peoples’ Campaign 01-15-2018

The Difference between Senators Lindsey Graham and Tom Cotton 01-14-2018

Storm Clouds Over Southern Labor 01-13-2018

Trump and the Throwback Presidency 01-12-2018

Fast Food Justice Wins Checkoff in New York City 01-10-2018

Editing the Bible in Egypt 01-09-2018

Wow! Institutions Still Trump Individuals 01-08-2018

Crazy? Who You Calling Crazy?!? 01-07-2018

Kris Kobach and his Zombie-UFO Voter Fraud Scam 01-06-2018

Not Even the Right “Revolution” Will Be Funded by the Rich 01-05-2018

Why are Military Bad Apples Gun-Banned and Not Police? 01-04-2018

The Price of Protests 01-03-2018

Time’s Up? 01-02-2018

The New Poor Peoples’ Campaign for 2018 01-01-2018