Day: February 29, 2024

ACORN International and Anthropocene Alliance Join Forces to Train Environmental Justice Organizations

ACORN International partnered with Anthropocene Alliance to train 20 environmental justice organizations from the US Gulf Coast on the fundamentals of ACORN’s model of community organizing. It was a big success, and we’re looking forward to training dozens more organizations in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the West Coast.

ACORN International Gathers for Vital Discussions and Climate Change Workshop in Louisiana

ACORN International held their “Year End/Year Beginning” meeting in Louisiana this month, including including a one-day training workshop on climate change in the Gulf Coast, and two intense staff meeting days. A major highlight was the critical discussions during Sunday morning’s session!  

Cheers to The OnEstEnsemble Citizen Alliance Safe Water Victory

The OnEstEnsemble Citizen Alliance had an incredible win in January! After several years without easy access to safe drinking water, construction has begun to connect the residents of Douala to the drinking water network!

ACORN India and SOSVA are making a difference in Dharavi by educating and providing resources.

ACORN India and SOSVA continued their important program to provide education and resources about menstruation to teen girls in Dharavi. Since the program began, they have worked with over 600 adolescents, providing three months worth of free sanitary products.

Solidarity Wins! Living Rent Glasgow secures a major victory.

Living Rent Glasgow had a major victory when they successfully resisted an unjust eviction for a family who needed wheelchair access. When the city council issued an eviction notice, the family feared moving into a hotel or the streets. Living Rent sprang into action, and in partnership with the ASH Project, put pressure on the city council until the family was allowed to stay. When we stand together, we win!

A Community Voice in Action!

A Community Voice continued to organize local residents in the 9th Ward of New Orleans against construction of a massive new port that would displace and disrupt historically Black neighborhoods in the city. United Labor Unions Local 100 has a tentative agreement with ABM for janitors and groundskeepers at UNO and Inspire Charter Schools. If member decide to ratify the agreement, it will increase pay, improve working conditions, and provide transparency to workers!  

ACORN Manchester Celebrates ‘Boot the Bailiffs’ Victory and Spreads the Word on Organizing Power

ACORN Manchester capitalized on their major “Boot the Bailiffs” win by using it to spread the word about the power of organizing with  successful organizing campaign. ACORN Leeds continued their fight against Gloriavd HealthCare on behalf of immigrant workers.

Major Victory for ACORN Hamilton: First Ontario City to Restrict Renovictions

After five years of tireless organizing, ACORN Hamilton had a MAJOR win in January, when the city became the first in Ontario to pass a bylaw to restrict renoviction! ACORN Canada is keeping this incredible momentum going to pass similar legislation in Waterloo and London!

Agro-Industry Dwellers Unite:

When the French government suspended the Ecophyto plan to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in farming, The Alliance Citoyenne and the Riverains Ensemble union co-wrote a tribune signed by eight associations representing hundreds of agro-industry dwellers who are standing up to protect their health and the earth!