Occupy Wall Street Obama ACORN Working Families Party protestors, Craigslist ad, ACORN helped create mortgage crisis

Occupy Wall Street Obama ACORN Working Families Party protestors, Craigslist ad, ACORN helped create mortgage crisis

From the ACORN archives:

“1 November 98 

The [Working Families] party…was founded this year by an alliance of labor unions, politicians and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, an advocacy group with low-income members…The party hopes to win 50,000 votes from union members, workfare recipients, immigrants, the working poor and other traditionally liberal constituencies…Its supporters say that the Working Families Party has the potential to energize apathetic or apolitical New Yorkers, especially poor ones, and to keep issues like health care and a living wage prominent on the Democratic agenda.” 

From a Craigslist ad placed September 26, 2011.


The Working Families Party (WFP) (www.workingfamiliesparty.org) is New York’s most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare. 

For the past twelve years the WFP has been at the fore front of progressive politics,

Leading the fight and helping to frame the debate. The WFP has a proud record of fighting for issues that matter and has been instrumental in implementing key pieces of legislation such as Raising New York’s Minimum Wage, Enacting Living Wage Laws, Creating Thousands of Jobs In the Green Economy, Passing Healthcare Reforms on the Local Level, Fighting for Affordable Housing, Keeping Tuition Costs Low, A Progressive Tax Code, Reliable/Cost Effective Public Transit System, Public Financing Of Elections and Corporate Accountability . In addition, we have an unapologetic stance on supporting and pushing good candidates to enact progressive legislation

The WFP is seeking immediate hires.

You must be an energetic communicator, with a passion for social and economic justice.

Only outgoing, articulate dedicated, determined candidates will be considered for the positions.

For those candidates that qualify WFP offers substantial paid-training provided by senior leadership, on varied issues such as: advocacy, public speaking, mobilizing, fundraising, networking and organizing. We invest in passionate people with excellent communication skills and a full benefits package is offered to those candidates that qualify. In addition, there is opportunity for advancement and travel to our satellite chapters and out of state affiliates.

This is not a policy job! Through direct action you will be shaping NY state politics for the next 20 years.

If you care about New York and want to help educate and mobilize around legislative campaigns-then we look forward to hearing from you!

Apply at http://www.workingfamiliesparty.org/jobs/.

  • Compensation: $350-$650 A Week Depending On Responsibility & Length Of Time On Staff
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 2618821815

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“ACORN Spearheads Progressive Political Party in New York State 

December 1998
Led by ACORN, the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and other unions, a new progressive political party called the Working Families Party is rapidly gaining a foothold in New York state. The Party’s first show of strength this summer was collecting over three times the required 15,000 signatures to get on the November ballot. Then, on election day, the Party turned out the 50,000 votes necessary to secure a statewide ballot line for the next four years.

Taking advantage of state law allowing fusion or cross endorsements, the new party nominated the Democratic candidate for Governor, Peter Vallone, and urged supporters to cast their vote on the Working Families Party ballot line. The ballot was so complicated that it took extraordinary effort to even find the Working Families Party and, at first count, it appeared that the effort failed to reach the 50,000 vote goal. But absentee ballots and a careful check of precincts that hadn’t provided complete reports finally put the tally over the top.

The results make it easier for the Working Families Party to run candidates in future races and demonstrate the strength of its grassroots base. Rather than spending large amounts of money, the Party built a “Committee of 1000″ volunteer organizers to identify supporters and then relied on door-knocking, phone banks, e-mail and large public events to get out the vote.

The two largest events of any of the New York gubernatorial campaigns were put together by the Working Families Party, an 800 person rally ACORN organized in Brooklyn’s Haitian community and a 750 person union-community rally co-chaired by ACORN head organizer Bertha Lewis. On Election Day, 500 ACORN members joined another 700 volunteers doing get-out-the-vote work.

While the Party had no expectation of its candidate defeating the incumbent governor, the election provided the vehicle to win a ballot line, define a progressive agenda and establish a durable presence. Having now created a strong coalition of white working class unionists and Black and Latino community activists, the Party has excellent prospects for future electoral success. The next major focus will be the New York City mayoral and City Council races in 2001.”


April 1999
Working Families Party breaks
GOP hold on Long Island town

HEMPSTEAD, NY—ACORN and its labor partners in the newly ballot-qualified Working Families Party scored an upset victory in the municipal elections in Hempstead, Long Island on March 16. Taking advantage of New York’s fusion law that allows multi-party endorsement, two candidates ran for the Hempstead City Council on both the Democratic and Working Families Party lines. They both won handily over the incumbent Republicans, an amazing feat given that no Democrat had won a city council race since 1975. According to the New York Times, the victors credited their success “not to the county [Democratic] organization but to the fledgling Working Families Party.””


65 responses to “Occupy Wall Street Obama ACORN Working Families Party protestors, Craigslist ad, ACORN helped create mortgage crisis

  1. Occupy Wall Street is a decoy for the Obama administration to keep the news off of Fast and Furious, and the Solyndra scandals

  2. We need a good hard three day rain in NYC……that should wash some of the Occupy Wall Street hippies…and send them underground again.

    On second thought….make that a three day blizzard !

  3. Mr Clean, give the man a cigar!

  4. Thank You ! citizenwells

  5. @rminnc
    We need a good hard three day rain in NYC……that should wash some of the Occupy Wall Street hippies…and send them underground again.

    On second thought….make that a three day blizzard !


    The rain will help get rid of some of the smell and waste

  6. Citizenwells | October 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
    This blog was not designed for comments about commenters.
    HA! This comment will never see the light of day, but this is hypocracy at it’s best.

    I guess it’s OK, then, for Haffey to insult, threaten and degrade posters but when one of us fights back all of a sudden, the rules change.

    This blog is a laughingstock; glad I’m banned, never to return.

    Look at what you’ve created, Wells: A monster and his name is Free Speech. Too bad; this used to be the premier blog for factual info and now, it’s nothing more than the rantings of a madman.

    Good luck to you.

  7. Would Steve Jobs have revolutionized the world if he had been born in the Syria of his biological father? Almost surely not. He was adopted by an American father who showed him how to tinker with electronics and think for himself. He grew up in an exceptional America and transformed the world, which he never could have done in Syria. Sad that the MSM will never point out the failings of the Arab world. Just look at how the Muslims are killing Christians in what the MSM calls liberated Egypt. Just who was liberated in Egypt? The Muslim Brotherhood, but the Christians are being killed.

  8. Mr Clean……I doubt it….I smelled that same smell all 3 times I returned home from Vietnam…long ago

  9. Why do Christians have to have a Christian as President? Jews, Hindus, Muslims and others have had to vote for a Christian president all their lives. They don’t have the ability to vote for someone of their own faith. It is time for a Mormon President, a Jewish President or even a Hindu President as long as they are all eligible under the Constitution. Let’s move into the 21st century.

  10. Well the occupy protests start tonight in my little socialist utopia. Can’t wait for the film on the 10 pm news. I hope they do yoga chants.

  11. Tina | October 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm |

  12. I have no major problems with Mitt Romney and honestly don’t care about his Mormon faith.

  13. I think the MSM is running with the Mormon thing just to try to take the attention off of Obama just as Mr Clean says with the protesters. If Cain is the VP, he is a Baptist pastor.

  14. Let me put it another way. Obama is really not a Christian at all, in my view, or loyal to America. Everyone of the GOP candidates is a better Christian, and a more loyal American, in my view, than Obama so why knock down any candidate over it when the goal is to get rid of Obama?

  15. Cain is going to win, Tina.

  16. That would be great, Paxson, if it happens.

  17. Mr. Clean and Citizen Wells,
    The occupy is about distraction, to be sure, but it is about something more important. It’s a show of power by the puppeteers, the people that are the heart and sole of the far left, and a warning to Americans and Obama alike that the media and ‘pawns’ are in their pockets for use how they please. That will even include violence, if needed, to ensure a retention in Government of fellow travels.

  18. Interested Bystander

    “Paxson | October 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm |

    Cain is going to win, Tina.”

    Still a long drawn out process Paxson.

    I believe the Republicans NEED the long drawn out process, simply to keep the media talking about more than one candidate.

    Believing the media want Obama elected again, declaring a “winner” of the nomination too quickly may give the media time to indoctrinate the masses about the “negatives” of the “winner”.

    ONLY on the GOP side however, isn’t it ironic that whenever you ask about Obama’s past, it is pretty much ignored, but when you ask about a GOPer’s past, EVERYTHING must be known to make an informed decision?

    As an example, Cain is being questioned about being on the board of Aquila, and the decisions made by the board, but you NEVER hear about grants given out by the Annenberg Board and how well THOSE grants did. The difference is that the Cain board was a PRIVATE business board with PRIVATE money, and the Annenberg board was a PUBLIC board with PUBLIC money being used.

    I’m thinking PUBLIC money should be scrutinized to a higer degree than PRIVATE money. I guess the media doesn’t see it that way.

    Hypocrisy at it’s best.

  19. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    It is my HOPE that history will show Obama for the complete and utter failure he is.

    This Administration has TRIED on several occasions to thwart the will of the people.

    Just look at the demonization of the TEA Party, the Wisconsin protests, and now the Occupy Wall Street stuff.

    I am hopeful that history will write that the PEOPLE stood up to these STRONG ARM tactics, and rejected them.

    I believe we are at a turning point.

    We either decide to go down the road of complete Socialization of our civilization (which has NEVER succeeded), or we turn this ship around and head back to the free market, capitalistic REPUBLIC that our Founders created for us.

  20. @rminnc

    Mr Clean……I doubt it….I smelled that same smell all 3 times I returned home from Vietnam…long ago

    I know the feeling !

    I was a Corpsman from 1969 / 1971

  21. Leo Donofrio’s blog

    Multiple Instances Of Historical Scholarship Conclusively Establish The Supreme Court’s Holding In Minor v. Happersett As Standing Precedent On Citizenship – Obama Not Eligible.
    Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2011 by naturalborncitizen

    Recently, the New York State Board of Elections was caught trying to amend the US Constitution with an eraser by listing POTUS eligibility as available to any person “born a citizen”. (Please review Pixel Patriot’s excellent analysis on this issue, “New York State BOE Web Site Cover Up“.) The Constitution states that only a “natural born Citizen” may be president, a much more stringent requirement than simply being “born a citizen”. This effort in New York is part of a much larger effort nationwide to falsely revise history (in this case by scrubbing the very words of our Constitution). The tactic contributes to an insidious pattern of behavior being perpetrated just so Obama will be allowed to occupy the White House despite US Supreme Court precedent which states directly that he is not eligible. (This report assumes Obama was born in Hawaii.)

    Other instances of gross intellectual dishonesty documented at this blog include the recent attempt by Justia.com to rewrite American history by scrubbing links in subsequent cases which establish that Minor v. Happersett has been cited multiple times as precedent on citizenship issues as well as voting rights. Read more…

  22. Must read this Site daily Must PASS ON FAR AND WIDE
    http://www.commieblaster.com This gets to the TRUTH PASS ON PLEASE




    http://www.orlytaitzesq.com Whats new with ORLY???



  25. Please take my comment @ 9:49 pm out of moderation.



  27. Call Republican Govs and Give websites to investigate and review


  29. there is only one candidate that is not owned by the elites

    just look at where all their money comes from

    cain may look legit but, he did work for the FED

    its all cronie capitalism


  30. Have no idea who “TruthNow” is but thanks for the link.

  31. IB. I know its still early days. I was just replying to Tina about Cain as VP. I don’t take anything for granted. I do hope that he wins, more than that I pray that he is the right man to lead our country. The more that I hear the more I like. We’ll see. Big debate tomorrow night. As usual I will listen to all of their ideas with an open mind hoping to learn something. All bring something to the table.

  32. How a Fraud Was Elected President

    J.B. Williams has written the second of a two-part series about the Obama ineligibility. This second article discusses WHY nobody will do anything about it.

    “When push came to shove, and a true constitutional crisis was staring them right in the face, they simply chickened out. They decided to let Obama destroy this nation for four years, allowing the people who voted for him to learn their lesson the hard way, and then sweep it all under the carpet in 2012.”

    Read more: How a fraud was elected president http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=354285#ixzz1aRV3A6ie

  33. By the way, it appears that Michael Savage has jumped onto the Cain bandwagon.

  34. A Foot Soldier’s Call to Save America

    (Penned by Judi McLeod)
    “In the infernal dark night the Obama Regime is hanging on America, the light switch will be turned back on for all to see on Friday, November 11, 2011-Veterans Day.”


  35. http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/10/republican-congressman-endorses-romney-incurs-tea-party-wrath/

    This is just wrong.
    It’s a Primary you support the candidate you like that can win.
    Since when did the Tea Party endorse Bachmann Cain or the rest ?

  36. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Cabby – AZ | October 11, 2011 at 12:06 am |

    How a Fraud Was Elected President
    The most important statement made in Senate Resolution 511 was the following –

    “Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American CITIZENS on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936”.


    I emphasized “CITIZENS”

    TWO parents.

    Watch the debates tonight and especially Herman Cain.

  37. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    I was just watching Morning Joe on MSNBC and they all were making fun of Herman Cain’s “999” plan as sounding like a Nazi saying “Nein,Nein,Nein”. Talk about Racism.


  38. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    PS – Senator Obama was in the Senate when SR511 was passed so he knew that the word “CITIZENS” meant BOTH PARENTS.

  39. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)


  40. Found this at the NBC blog

    2008 d-rat primary election fraud in Indiana being investigated.


  41. Tina…………………….
    I like your question,because it is one that could be important in our country,or rather what is left of our country. While most of the people who make up our country have foreign roots it is largely they who came here years and decades ago,took up jobs,and created businesses,and learned about what being a citizen of the US is all about. Unfortunately not all of these people are of the quality that we all expect in a POTUS. Unfortunately the potus we have at the moment appears to be hell bent on imposing a Socialist form of government upon many of the people who came here to escape such a government. I don’t think that the American people or voters necessarily have a problem with a person who LEGALLY immigrated to our country, but the founders saw fit to require a “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN only to to qualify as a candidate.

  42. ……………The founders done this for a SOLID reason, and they KNEW EXACTLY what they were doing when they wrote that our potus must be a NBC. Now for the second time in our history there is an INELIGIBLE person occupying the WH. But worse this (ALLEGED) potus was put there via ELECTION FRAUD. This fraud was PERPETRATED by people within the LIBERAL LEFT of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY, several of whom already occupied fairly high elected positions themselves. Now the fraud has gained strength and has permeated the entire federal government. This even includes the US Supreme Court. It is now controlling the judicial, legislative,and executive departments. There is another wing of government that is left. It is WE THE PEOPLE who now are probably going to need to act to clean out the criminals from our midst. The Declaration of Independence tells us HOW TO DO THIS, and WHY. So now we are faced with a potential second revolutionary war thanks to the LIBERAL HORSES ASSES who have smoked far too much DOPE.

  43. Paxson……………………
    At least he possesses an identifiable Christian faith. That is a HELLUVA lot more than the (ALLEGED) leader occupying the WH now. His ALLEGED faith lies in the CONTROL,DOMINATION,AND MURDER of our people,just like his Kenyan Counterpart…….ODINGO. Yet a very large cross section of our population see all of this as OK.

  44. Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | October 11, 2011 at 7:37 am |

    PS – Senator Obama was in the Senate when SR511 was passed so he knew that the word “CITIZENS” meant BOTH PARENTS.
    Mr. Bill(ms. helga), I believe Obama was one of the sponsors of the effort to investigate McCain’s citizenship status.

    Obama’s status was never investigated.

  45. In the alleged religion of Odinga, murder,rape, and robbery is the FAITH. Even MASS murder,by locking people in a CHURCH and then BURNING THE CHURCH. Yes we have a lot of SLIME individuals who IN THEIR DEPRAVED LITTLE minds do indeed think that MASS MURDER IS OK, and it goeas without saying that the American SLIME would NOT HESITATE IN FOLLOWING ODINGA’S LEAD. Now you KNOW ANOTHER FACET of Soetoro’s FAITH.

  46. CabbyAZ…………………..
    I truly respect your position,but I respectfully have to say that I wish it was all that simple. We have witnessed illegal acts that were by all accounts and measures OUT AND OUT TREASON,against our government,and people. Soetoro has not hesitated to do ANYTHING,and EVERYTHING he THINKS will benefit HIM when PUSH COMES TO SHOVE. I seriously believe that he has already planned for a UPRISING by US CITIZENS. However I think that he has FAILED TO CONSIDER the level to which the American people will carry the REVOLT if they are ANGERED ENOUGH,and REALISE the value of a HOUSECLEANING.

  47. A housecleaning of our Federal GOVERNMENT is LONG OVERDUE. Everywhere we look all we see is the SLIME TRAILS left behind by the SLUGS of our alleged government.

  48. BYE BYE ALL from my filthey little trailer in scum bag city!

  49. Is there anyone in the Las Vegas area?

  50. I still say LTC Lakin would make the best president!

  51. Hank jr. new song.

    He figured out Fox is phony.


    Looks like Rush is smearing Romney today.

    Didn’t he try to get Republicans to vote for Obama in the 2008 primarys?

  52. Thanks for continuing to fight for OUR Constitution. We just need a legit Media. Stay safe, God Bless.

  53. Eric Holder is holding a news conference in 30 minutes….1:00pm

  54. From what I can discern, this news conference is about an alleged terrorist threat on the U.S.

  55. Alleged/Attempted attack on Saudi ambassador in U.S.

    How “timely” on the very day Issa may subpoena Holder on FnF…

  56. RE: Wall Street “Distraction”.

    Who else also noticed just as the FnF and Solyndra scandals are finally breaking we are also still being BOMBARDED by the inane NON-stories of the Amand Knox/Michael Jackson trials?


  57. Knox?Jackson trials,

    Up our asses.

    Blago’s 17 count trial and conviction,


  58. Knox/Jackson.

  59. Iran impicated in plot.

    Zero’s lead to his SIXTH war/Distraction..?

  60. Tom Sullivan also linking plot to Zetas, FnF guns, Mexican border, the whole ball of wax.

  61. I think I’m a Tea Party person and I’m not sending out a message of wrath to anyone who supports Romney. He is a serious candidate. It just goes to show you that they STILL don’t understand what it is all about or who we are.

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