Category Archive : ACORN United States

Nonprofit Hospitals Accountability Project Releases Report

After extensive research into nonprofit hospitals the Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, the Nonprofit Accountability Project has released our findings and recommendations in a paper, “Charity for Whom?

Our research indicates that the non-profit tax exemption system enables hospitals to be non-profit in name only, thereby reaping the benefits of tax exemption without sharing these gains with low income families. We argue this is due to the vagueness of relevant laws and leniency of the IRS. 

This paper is the product of cooperation between Local 100 United Labor Unions, the Labor Neighbor Research & Training Center (LNRTC), and ACORN International, plus our tireless team of volunteers.

Voter Purge Project Update: VPP Featured in WIRED Magazine

WIRED Magazine recently featured the Voter Purge Project, a project of ACORN International in partnership with the Ohio Voter Project and Labor Neighbor, in its September 2020 issue. One IT Guy’s Spreadsheet-Fueled Race to Restore Voting Rights details the work of Voter Purge Project to protect eligible voters against disenfranchisement by monitoring, reporting on, and organizing against wrongful voter purging.

Read the full story here.

Learn more about Voter Purge Project here.

Virginia Organizing Project: UVA Vice Rector Jim Murray Receives Lump of Coal for Opposing Living Wage

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History of ACORN

Nuts & Bolts: The ACORN Fundamentals of Organizing  Wade Rathke shares almost 50 years of organizing experience with a look at the “nuts and bolts” of how ACORN was organized and able to build a mass membership and major victories in the United States, Canada, and around the world in plain language that can inform organizers, leaders, activists, and policy makers about how to change and build power.

MLK Service Day at the ACORN Farm

January 17th, 2017

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Lovett School Volunteers at ACORN Farm

January 14th, 2017

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Lovett School Volunteers at ACORN Farm

January 14th, 2017

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Start of Spring at the ACORN Farm

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New Orleans Permaculture Group at the ACORN Farm

Members of the New Orleans Permaculture Group and baristas from Fair Grinds Coffeehouse installing herb borders around raised beds to discourage pests at the ACORN farm. The herbs will later be harvested for tea at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse. This is our second of three planned permaculture installations this year.

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Progress on ACORN Farm in Lower 9th Ward

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