Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now Records, 1972-1980 (S0040)

1 cubic foot, 52 folders

 Finding Aid

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform NOW (ACORN) contains bylaws, correspondence, newsletters, issue statements, and press releases relating to the group's mission to fighting for social and economic justice for low and moderate-income families. Missouri. Missouri ACORN began in 1976 and expanded its membership to fifteen hundred families by 1980. Their goal was to build a broadly based constituency of low and moderate-income citizens who, by learning to exercise their collective power on local issues, could then attempt more substantial, more long term issues on city, county, or state-wide levels. Subjects of interest in this collection include insurance redlining, utility rate increases, and the allocation of Community Block Grant funds.