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Updates from the Field:

  • Residents of Manor Village to rally outside city hall Wednesday
    News from Ottowa: Leaders from the Ottawa advocacy group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), along with impacted tenants of Manor Village, in Nepean, will be gathering outside Ottawa City Hall this week, in an effort to prevent the community from being demolished to make way for a future light rail transit (LRT) […]
  • Organising tenants amidst the pandemic: how direct action still delivers
    From ACORN Manchester: Alone we are weak, but together we are strong. Our belief in this maxim is vital amidst a pandemic which has further exposed the injustices at the heart of society. As ACORN, we’ve shown that grassroots organising not only brings results, but by delivering these together as ordinary people, we advance concrete examples […]
  • ACORN – Nottingham Supports Local Tenants
    From ACORN UK: Nottingham: Nottingham City Homes wouldn’t listen to our demands, but BBC East Midlands did! Watch what we had to say on this clip from yesterday evening. Today marks the deadline we set NCH to lift our member’s unfair £10,000 charge following our last action. If they fail to do so by the end of today, […]
  • Tenant Actions in Nova Scotia
    From ACORN Canada: This has been an explosive week for the Rent Control Now campaign in Nova Scotia! Over the past few months ACORN has been collecting rent increases from across the province. The results are grim but not shocking, members have gotten increases upwards of $900 a month. One rent increase went viral over […]
  • UK Tenant Organizing: From illegal evictions to union bootcamps, how Covid-19 could change renting
    From iNews UK: Before the Covid-19 pandemic, 63 per cent of private renters had no savings and almost half of working renters were just one paycheck away from losing their home. Think of them as the “squeezed middle” Ed Miliband once tried to champion – they were already stretching themselves to cover the most essential cost of […]
  • ACORN India on the BBC: How Dharavi Coped with Coronavirus
    BBC featured an update on the pandemic in Dharavi, where public health programs and aid from organizations such as ACORN have helped decrease infections and deaths. As one of the most intensely packed places on earth, it is incredibly positive news to see that cases and deaths are down. Local leaders attribute this to local […]
  • Tenant Organizing in Montreal
    ACORN Canada is organizing to support tenants who are being forcibly evicted by their landlord due to repairs and renovations on the buildings. Organizers say that it is the responsibility of the landlord to find accomodations for these tenants. “We are in the midst of a pandemic, there is no room to rent and it […]
  • Voter Purge Project in Vice
    Vice News talked with founder of the Ohio Voter Project and author of the Voter Purge Project’s data cleaning and analysis methodology Steve Tingley-Hock about our work to track wrongful data purges across the country. “When I ran the initial queries, that was my first indication that there was a serious problem here,” Steve says […]
  • Support Protests in Nigeria!
    It’s small world.  Marva Burnett, the president of ACORN Canada and ACORN International, visited several cities in Nigeria last year with her church group.  She met a young man named Edem Etido in Port Harcourt, a large city much farther southwest from Lagos, the mega-city, but also along the Gulf of Guinea, nearer to Cameroon. […]
  • ACORN Surrey Disability Assistance Action
    Members of the ACORN group chose a pedestrian overpass in Surrey for a “banner drop” on Wednesday (Oct. 14), in a call for increases to disability and income assistance in B.C. “PWD = Poverty,” read the banner, referring to persons with disabilities.  The “drop” happened at the intersection of Scott Road and King George Boulevard. ACORN is […]

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