"So we can blame ACORN for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ??"
With an eye on the governors office in 2010, Villaraigosa has wisely decided to circle the wagons and participate in ACORN’s attempts to deflect attention from voter fraud indictments and the growing grassroots efforts to stop Federal funding. The problem with ACORN can be found in the last sentence of the above slide, “and one who knows who he has to thank!” Local politicians start off as school board and city council members; then they become mayor and so on. If a politician is constantly beholden to a group like ACORN, who has a habit of “calling in favors” one has to wonder if they are public servants or ACORN servants. September 04, 2009
How ACORN Shaped Last Week's School Board Resolution: Setting Clear Standards for Non-Traditional Schools
Last week, the L.A. Unified School District voted to open as many as 250 schools to private operators. Liberty Hill grantee partners were involved in amending the resolution to ensure that non-traditional schools were held to clear standards.
ACORN was a leading force in the amended resolution. Below find ACORN's behind-the-scenes brief detailing why ACORN got involved, the role they played, and how their organizing affected the outcome.
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