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"Desired Qualifications: A demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice."
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There’s a website devoted exclusively to listing “Green Job” openings in Philadelphia.

You can find it here.

Check out the noteworthy advertisement for an opening in ACORN’s Philly office:

Pennsylvania ACORN 2009-03-24 2009-04-15

ACORN is hiring a Southeastern PA Organizer. Description: Pennsylvania ACORN is a chapter of ACORN, the largest low-to-moderate income membership organization in the country. We believe that Pennsylvania should belong to all the people — not just the wealthy and well-connected. We are an independent, multi-racial, progressive organization working through elections and legislative campaigns to advance issues important to poor, working and middle-class people. Current issues include: health care access, foreclosure and predatory lending, and education reform. PA ACORN is hiring an organizer to recruit & mobilize low and moderate income people to win on a variety of issue based legislative campaigns, including passing health care reform, stopping foreclosures, and increasing resources for local schools. The organizer will also be responsible for working with grassroot leaders to identify local issues for local campaigns. The organizer would work out of the Pennsylvania ACORN office in Philadelphia with daily travel to specific communities in targeted legislative districts, including Norristown, Upper Darby, & Chester City. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to social justice issues, strong work ethic, a commitment to indigenous grassroot leadership, and the ability to work both independently & as part of a team. Previous organizing experience, Spanish, and knowledge of voter databases is also helpful but not required. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and organizer must have valid drivers license and reliable vehicle. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Ali Kronley at [email protected], with “Southeastern PA Organizer” in the subject. Additional Qualifications: Desired Qualifications: * A demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice * Minimum 1 year field organizing/canvassing experience; union, community, or political organizing experience is important. * Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently * Strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, and commitment to local organizing * Must have own reliable transportation and valid drivers license. * Knowledge of voter files and databases preferred. *Although deadline listed below is May 1st, we are looking to fill the position quickly so appreciate receiving applications soon How to Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Ali Kronley at [email protected]


In other ACORN news, the General Accounting Office tells House Republicans it will investigate ACORN’s use of federal funds.

And in the “When pigs fly” category of news, an appeal of the court ruling in the ACORN funding ban case:

The government is arguing that a judge should reverse her ruling banning it from cutting ACORN’s funding.

It said in papers filed Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn that an investigative report commissioned by ACORN reinforces Congress’ concern with ACORN’s misuse of federal funds.

The report was released four days before Judge Nina Gershon ruled Friday that the government’s cutoff of ACORN funding was unconstitutional.

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