OCCORD: Turning the Orange Tide

December 20, 2008 -- OCCORD

By Eric Altman, OCCORD Executive Director

2008 was an exciting period of growth for Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD).  We reached several important milestones in our comprehensive campaign for responsible development in Anaheim’s upscale Platinum Triangle district and launched our new Immigrant and Workplace Rights program with a nonpartisan voter registration and mobilization campaign for the November 2008 elections.

Rally in the Rain

Advancing Federal Policy That Rebuilds the Middle Class

December 20, 2008 -- Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel

With almost a decade of local victories and policy innovations under our belt, the Partnership’s broad network boasts a lot of lessons that should inform federal policy. A New Urban Agenda for America, the Partnership’s newest publication, outlines these lessons, pointing the way for our new administration to take on the challenging task of rebuilding America’s middle class.

Moving Forward

December 20, 2008 -- Leslie Moody

Ready for Change?

As we stumble into this new era, it is clear to our movement - broadly defined - that we have been playing defense for far too long.  Over the years, many of our partners have achieved incredible victories for working families at the local and regional level, while our national partners monitored the attacks in Washington and calculated the toll on our country on a grand scale.  Now, facing an administration open to ideas and innovation, we have a unique opportunity to carry our local victories and innovation to the federal level.

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