Organizing Through “Door Knocking” within ACORN
This exchange illustrates features for which ACORN was well known long before it gained notoriety during the presidential campaign of 2008: Bill, a local organizer, intentionally wanted to incite anger in grassroots members who were used to feeling passive and powerless. ACORN members felt exhilarated and empowered by direct action. The organization encouraged them not to be intimidated by powerful officials.
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