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ACORN to Announce the 'ACORN 2009 Agenda' on a National Media Conference Call

Thursday, January 8, 2009 General News J E 4
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INITIAL ACTIONS TO FOCUS ON ABATING THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS AND PROTECTING WORKING FAMILIES

WHEN: Tomorrow, Thursday, January 8, 2008 - 11:00 a.m. EST WHAT: Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) will hold a national media conference call to announce its 2009 social justice agenda. The agenda will focus on a number of events that will be held in 2009 to drive mortgage servicing companies to enact a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and help keep working families in their homes. Additionally, ACORN leaders will layout their overall focus for lobbying, political actions and other efforts including reforming voter registration and healthcare. Events to be discussed on the conference call: - January 15 - National actions to stop the foreclosure machinery - Week of January 26 - Press conferences laying out ACORN demands on foreclosure, and release of Report detailing the cost of inaction - 2nd week of February - First wave of families in a half dozen cities announcing refusal to leave their homes and stay after foreclosure WHO: Bertha Lewis, ACORN Chief Organizer Reverend Gloria Sweringa, Chairman, Prince Georges County ACORN Julie Smith, Leader, Cleveland ACORN Austin King, ACORN Financial Justice Director CONTACT: To RSVP and request conference call info: Rob Manfredo/Erika Levy Kay KCSA Strategic Communications rmanfredo@kcsa.com / elevy@kcsa.com +1 212-896-1213 / + 1 212-896-1208

SOURCE ACORN
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