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Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group

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There is more value on a single page of Seeds of Change than in a year s worth of Rush Limbaugh screeds combined with a lifetime of Sarah Palin sneers at community organizers." --Todd Gitlin Seeds of Change goes beyond the headlines of the last Presidential campaign to describe what really happened in ACORN's massive voter registration drives, why it triggered an unrelenti ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 28th 2010 by Vanderbilt University Press (TN)
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Meepspeeps
Aug 02, 2012 Meepspeeps rated it really liked it
This is an outstanding history of ACORN and its grassroots success organizing poor and disenfranchised members of our communities in order to gain access and a slice of tax dollars that the middle class and rich take for granted. Confronting elected officials and others in groups IS power that worked many times for ACORN members. The inaccurate stories in all forms of media (online, print, TV, liberal, conservative, etc.) can dismantle a valuable organization while some of its counterparts for ...more
Jeff
May 11, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it
What a life to learn from. ACORN's conception, its highs and lows, its internal debates, its eventual demise. Not a precise writer, but an unbeatable portrait of such an important organization.
Keir
Oct 25, 2012 Keir rated it really liked it
Great read into a fascinating organisation. Could have done with more analysis/lessons learnt, especially from the demise of ACORN. Still a very insightful read though, highly recommended!
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A great history of a noble organization taken down by lies
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