ACORN International was formed to share U.S. members’ grassroots organizing experiences with families and friends in their home countries and to improve the lives of people around the world.
Because low-income workers are often forced to migrate for work opportunities to support their families, many have connections in other countries. Corporations also cross borders in search of cheaper workforces and more lenient government policies. For this reason, U.S. ACORN members want to share their successful strategies, fighting exploitative corporations and abusive economic policies.
ACORN has expanded throughout the Americas and to India, defending citizens and workers suffering from globalization in the 21st century. Corporations often rely on the separation between nations to take advantage of workers despite the similarity of their issues. ACORN focuses on the challenges faced by all low-income families, regardless of nationality.
ACORN’s history began 38 years ago in Little Rock, Ark., in the wake of the U.S. civil rights and social movements of the 1970s. Now, ACORN takes the wealth of that experience to the world.