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MANDELA CITIZENS' RESEARCH CENTER

THE MANDELA CITIZENS' RESEARCH CENTER* IS A CRASS-ROOTS, NON-PROfIT "WATCH DOG" CROUP FORMED TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES WHO HAVE BEEN UNDERREPRESENTED IN FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. THIS ORGANIZATION IS BLULT FROM THE BOTTOM UP", BY THE PEOPLE. FOR THE PEOPLE, SINCE CITIZENS CANNOT RELY ON STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THEIR INTERESTS. A FEW Of OUR CURRENT PROJECTS INCLUDE:

ASSURE EQUAL RIGHTS IN HOUSING

TO PRESERVE THE LAST BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD IN BOSTON AND PROTECT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN ROXBURY BY DEMANDING THAT MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BE BUILT ON ROXBURY'S VACANT LOTS, RATHER THAN GENTRIF1CATION AND THE BUILDING OF A "NEW CITY" AT THE EXPENSE OF POOR NEIGHBORHOODS.

PREVENT UTILITY COMPANIES FROM
OVERCHARGING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

ASSURE EQUAL TREATMENT IN BANK LENDING

FIGHT DISPLACEMENT CAUSED BY URBAN RENEWAL

DEMAND ADEQUATE POLICE PROTECTION

SECURE GREATER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

MONITOR ALLOCATION OF FEDERAL FUNDS TO
MINORITY NEIGHBORHOODS

SECURE GOVERNMENT ALLOCATION OF SMALL
BUSINESS LOANS FOR MINORITY BUSINESSES.

For more information contact Alphonse Mourad Mandela Citizens Research Center at 617 445 0650



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