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We must "return to independent action, organizing a broad movement for economic justice for poor and working people," Jesse Jackson admonishes us in this...

Election Day Victories

EYES RIGHT!: Reflections on the November 8th Elections At the top of the ticket, where the pundits put all their attention, November 8, 1994, was...

A Simple Case of Fraud

EYES RIGHT!: Reflections on the November 8th Elections The beauty of Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich and so many other Republicans is that they make it...

The Wake-Up Call

EYES RIGHT!: Reflections on the November 8th Elections What makes this moment so difficult is not just the growing strength of the right wing. It...

Caught Off Base

EYES RIGHT!: Reflections on the November 8th Elections What do the election returns tell us? First, Republicans did not win so much as Democrats –...

Jerry E. Abramson, Louisville Kentucky’s Progressive Mayor on Housing and Community...

Housing is a serious issue in Louisville, Kentucky. Last October was Affordable Housing Month, a month sponsored by the Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) that...

The Neighborhood Institute: Training Citizens and Preparing Leaders

Since the 1960s, citizen participation in community development has been an ideal intended to spur neighborhood revitalization. Yet that ideal – embedded in such...

Washington News and Views

From the National Alliance to End Homelessness Clinton Administration to Propose HUD Reinvention The Clinton Administration has thought better of a plan it had formulated to...

Holding Politicians Accountable

The elections of 1994 demonstrated the power of constituent organizing (mostly done by the right wing), the dissatisfaction of many voters with the current...

Building a Strong Movement for Housing Justice

For two decades, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has been in the forefront of the struggle for decent housing for the poor. It...

Reconnecting with America

EYES RIGHT!: Reflections on the November 8th Elections In the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton preached: "The rich get the gold mine and middle-class gets the...

A Nation in Trouble

Most of us feel today that this country and its communities are in serious trouble. We don't, however, see anyone doing anything ambitious enough...

The 104th Congress: What’s In Store?

EYES RIGHT!: Reflections on the November 8th Elections The 103rd Congress adjourned December 1 without having enacted comprehensive housing and community development legislation. Although the...