• Voting rights are under attack. New data tools and disputed legal theories are used to drop voters from the rolls.

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  • Members work on issues that matter to low- and moderate-income families in their communities, homes, and workplaces

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  • ACORN International is a federation of member-based community organizations

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  • Members are organizing on five continents!

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ACORN Equals Community Empowerment

Inequality and social problems are about power: who has power and who it’s used to benefit. The only way for meaningful change is to counter the power of money and politics with the power of people taking collective action. Every day we hear the issues facing our communities: rising housing costs, unemployment, stagnant wages, and cuts that have starved our public services. Wealth is being transferred upwards, and the only solution is for people to get organized and win it back. We power society and keep it going. We are entitled to exercise power in that society and to receive our fair share of what we produce. Nurses, store workers, delivery drivers, caregivers, parents: we raise the young, support the elderly, and produce the world’s wealth. When we say “taking what’s ours,” this is what we mean. Taking back the value that we produce and the benefits we deserve.


ACORN International affiliates share an approach to taking back what is ours. We share key principles: always organize the unorganized, strive for self-sufficiency, co-ordinated autonomy between local groups, issues as vehicles for building power, taking action to secure wins, and the organization belongs to its members.

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Updates from the Field

The latest news from ACORN affiliates across the world.