The Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now is a global federation of community-based social justice unions organising low & moderate income communities to build people power and fight for the common good.
Building on the legacy of our original US counterpart we are the first wave of a new model of grassroots organisation; building community unionism across the UK with offices in Bristol, London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Our doorstep campaigns mobilise local people to come together in solidarity to tackle the problems facing our communities - from access to decent housing, public services and a political voice, to fighting back against unwanted developments and corporate malpractice. We engage in creative, direct action that not only solves individual problems but builds collective power, confidence and leadership.
The idea is simple: That when individuals join together in community groups and unions, we are more powerful. And when community groups and unions join together to influence cities, countries, industries and continents, we can build the power to change anything.
For more information on ACORN campaigns please visit www.acorncommunities.org.uk
New Campaign Campaigns
Bristol Needs A Mayor For HomesBristol is in the midst of a worsening housing crisis. With over 10,000 on the housing waiting list and private sector rent increases of 25% in just four years the situation is getting desperate. We need more homes of all types to help people onto the property ladder and to ensure there are enough affordable homes for those who need them. Private tenants need protection from extortionate rents and poor living conditions. On 5th May Bristol will elect a new Mayor. Whoever the winning candidate is they must make ending Bristol's housing crisis their number one priority. A new coalition of groups has formed to lead a single, united campaign - A Mayor For Homes. Please join us and make sure that Bristol's next Mayor delivers more, affordable housing and protections for tenants.238 of 300 SignaturesCreated by Nick Ballard