Speaker Profile

Maurice Weeks

Campaign Coordinator
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

Maurice Weeks is the Campaign Coordinator for ACCE – The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. For the last year and a half Maurice has organized community led campaigns in the areas of Education, Predatory Debt, and Housing Justice that expose the unaccountability of wealthy Wall Street businesses and individuals and demand that they pay their fair share to Re-Fund California. In 2012 Maurice worked with student activists as they occupied their campuses, took over the capitol, and inspired their fellow classmates to rally behind the Millionaires Tax (later Proposition 30). More recently Maurice has helped shape a campaign to stimulate local economies by demanding big banks write down principal on mortgages and that they renegotiate predatory debt with California municipalities. In 2009 Maurice earned a bachelors degree in Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College. Originally from Newark, NJ, he currently lives in Oakland, California.

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