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Community organizers have deep roots in democracy September 18, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Economy, News, Obama, Politics.
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LA Times
By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 18, 2008

DETROIT — The elementary school moms didn’t ask a lot of questions about this man Bill. They were too eager to tell him — to tell anybodyanybody — about the loose and snarling pit bulls, the gun-toting gangsters, and the dogcatchers and police who always seemed to come too late.The principal, Helena Lazo, had introduced him simply: “Bill nos va a ayudar.” Bill is going to help us.
When Bill O’Brien faced the five women at Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, he encouraged them to enumerate the problems plaguing their Southwest Detroit neighborhood. He propped an elbow on a table and listened.  Source Article
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