There are several things that I’ve been noticing out in the community organizing world that I find increasingly intriguing. I first noticed it over the past year with PICO’s push on national health care legislation. Now I am also noticing it on ACORN’s foreclosure campaign. And the Virginia Organizing Project is now also working on national health care access issues.
Now, I realize that a number of groups, particularly ACORN in my experience, have always worked on national issues. But the promotion and visibility of this national level work is unlike anything I have seen in the 13 years I have been moderating the Comm-Org listserv. Is it just me, or is something changing?