[Hpn] JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT - California ACORN to hire 30 organizers FWD

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Tue, 31 Oct 2000 21:39:53 -0800 (PST)



FWD 13 Oct 2000 From: "Brian Kettenring" <caacornsaro@ACORN.org>

Please forward to appropriate lists and contacts.  Thank you.

Dear Friend,

California ACORN is launching a massive effort to organize a new majority in
California, and we need your help.  We are hiring 30 new organizers
throughout the state in the next few months to win living wages, end
predatory lending, fight racism and anti-immigrant bias, transform urban
public education, and develop a political agenda for empowering California's
low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color.  Please help
us by spreading this email and spreading the word.  Thank you. BK


Grassroots Organizer

California ACORN is significantly expanding it's organizing presence in
California, in cities including Sacramento, Oakland, San Jose, Stockton,
Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego and beyond, including other western states.

Work as a grassroots organizer to build power for low- and moderate-income
communities and communites of color.  Don't just help people win on their
day-to-day and long-term issues, help alter the relations of power between
the "haves" and the "have-nots" by building dynamic mass-based

Right now, California is fighting for and winning the following:
-Raising the state minimum wage to $8
-Racial and economic justice in the funding of youth and after-school
programs in Sacramento and Oakland
-Direct action empowerment of renters in view of the nation's worst housing
crisis (San Jose, Los Angeles)
-Living wage policies in Sacramento (we've already won in Oakland, and
helped win in San Jose)
-Ending predatory mortgage lending and racial discrimination in banking
-Environmental justice at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, a toxic
Superfund site
-Political empowerment of a new, grassroots majority
-Much, much more.

All ACORN's positions are full time (regular evening work) with salary, good
benefits, and the best training around.

Organizers learn to run social justice campaigns, work with grassroots
leadership, build movement organizations, construct powerful coalitions, and
much more.

For more information or to apply, email or call to:

Brian Kettenring
California ACORN
(916) 455-1795
(888) 918-8818 (toll free voicemail)

Please also visit http://www.acorn.org for more information.


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