Amy Schur to become Campaign Director for ACCE

Posted under Industry News on December 13, 2012

Amy Schur, Executive Director of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) since its founding in 2010, will transition into the role of Campaign Director for the organization. Prior to helping to launch ACCE, Schur was Head Organizer of California ACORN and had worked as a community organizer on the South side of Chicago, in Detroit, and in cities across California.

From 2004 to 2007, Schur served as ACORN’s National Campaign Director. At the end of 2007, she left ACORN and did a brief stint at SEIU, working at the national level to develop its child care center organizing project.

In her more than two decades of organizing, Schur’s organizing work has included a statewide tenants’ rights effort that led to passage of strong slum housing protections, a housing campaign that passed anti-predatory lending laws in several cities and at the state level, and a fight in LA County that stopped many of the abuses of the Workfare program, a welfare-to-work program that forced welfare recipients to “work off” their aid without receiving a paycheck or basic workers’ rights or protections.