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John Atlas

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John Atlas

John Atlas, president of the National Housing Institute and author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN (Vanderbilt University Press, 2010) is working on an ACORN documentary.

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The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.

The anti-poverty group ACORN was crucial to recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina hit.

Republicans are scapegoating the respected community advocacy group for Wall Street's disastrous lending spree.

Mocking community organizers, the GOP attacks a tradition of collective self-help that's made America a more humane country.