Friday, February 19, 2010

WI Chicago-Style Community Organizers Involved in the Housing Market?

There is something fishy going on with the left-wing, radical, community-organizing groups in our state. Are these groups getting taxpayer-funded stimulus dollars? Is Wisconsin going to have its very own Freddie and Fannie?

If you ever thought about being a slumlord . . .

Common Ground, is heading to Madison, the Journal Sentinel reports, to yank around some large banks.

According to ESTHER’s newsletter:


ESTHER may be able to help you purchase the right home for your family at an affordable monthly price. We have been awarded funds to assist a limited number of families. In order to make the home affordable, monthly payments will be based on income. Education about the opportunities and challenges of home ownership will be provided. If you have wanted to buy a home, but were not sure how you could, this might be the program for you. MORE

Joshua’s housing bill? READ

Monday, February 15, 2010

Legislative Alert!

The Assembly Elections Committee will be holding a public hearing on the National Popular Vote Bill this WEDNESDAY!

Learn About National Popular Vote:

· Beware of Attacks on the Constitution
· Liberal Plans to Subvert the U.S. Constitution

The organization behind this bill,, is spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the state of Wisconsin


1. Contact your legislators and tell them to OPPOSE this bill.

2. Attend and testify at the public hearing. If you cannot make it, email your testimony to the committee members and ask that it be part of the committee record.

3. Spread the word!!!

From: Rep.Smith
Monday, February 15, 2010 3:14 PM
REVISED - Public Hearing Assembly Elections and Campaign Reform Committee

Assembly Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform PUBLIC HEARING

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
1:00 PM
North Hearing Room (2nd Floor North), State Capitol

Assembly Bill 751 - Relating to: entering into an agreement among the states to elect the president of the United States by means of a national popular vote.

What Do You Look For in a Community Organizer? posting:
Organizers must have a deep desire to address local and regional societal issues, organize a congregation base, find leaders, and organize people and money to sustain the organization. Organizers must be self-motivated, systemic thinkers and possess the ability to take risks. The position is not a social service or public relations position.

Skills: Knowledge of political process/agendas; leadership training, strong communication/writing skills; ability to handle diversity, and work with diverse groups; ability to build key relationships with the leadership of congregations, developing alliances while remaining independent, and promoting a social justice agenda. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Some openings are for a Lead Organizer. The candidates for the Lead Organizer must have rich experiences in community involvement, experience in organizing and have the ability to manage an organization’s financial and organizational development. The candidate must have experience in organizing congregation/community, union organizations, or electoral or GOTV activities and must be computer literate.

Organizers will be trained by the network, and will be reviewed in accordance with their related competencies and experiences. A special screening will be scheduled for finalist, usually at the city seeking the candidates. Orientation will be provided, and week long training is mandatory most times.

Read More at this recruiting agency: Community Change through Good Teachers, Community Organizers, and Leaders