[Hpn] Fw: NPA conference March 2001

H. C. Covington icanamerica@email.msn.com
Mon, 17 Jul 2000 03:21:51 -0500


Hi. Here's advance early warning of next year's 30th NPA conference.

For more information, contact:
Angeli Primlani or Gordon Mayer, 312-243-3038

30TH NATIONAL NEIGHBORHOODS CONFERENCE DATES SET

Advocates, organizers and others will gather in Washington, D.C. to discuss
and take action on policies that benefit neighborhoods from Saturday, March
24 to Monday, March 26 as part of the 30th National People's Action, NPA,
neighborhoods conference.

The event will take place at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel, 2399 Jefferson
Davis Highway, in Arlington, Virginia.

Grassroots neighborhood groups gather each year in Washington to focus on
problems that can be solved by those with power in Washington, D.C. Housing
and community development, Education reform and school improvement, More and
better jobs with decent benefits, Safer neighborhoods, and other issues make
up the National People's Action agenda.

The group is known for its in-your-face approach to advocacy-often visiting
those who fail to respond to its invitations at their homes or offices if
necessary. In recent years Texas Republican Sen. Phil Gramm, Housing and
Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo, and others have received such
visits. Leaders of the group have found that in most cases these visits
trigger a dialogue that can lead to resolution of serious problems affecting
communities, they say.

"When we brought a toilet to the front door of the HUD building a few years
ago, it got attention and it got the process going that led to reforms of
the Federal Housing Administration's guaranteed loan program which are now
stopping fraud-related foreclosures," says Gale Cincotta, NPA national
chairperson.

The neighborhoods conference is the annual gathering of a coalition of more
than 200 grassroots neighborhood groups from across the country.

Registration costs are $35 per person. Hotel accommodations are being
organized by National People's Action. For more information, contact Angeli
Primlani or Gordon Mayer at 312-243-3038 or visit the group's website at
www.npa-us.org.



H. C. {Sonny} Covington
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