Michael Gecan is a community organizer in New York City affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation. He was trained in part by Saul Alinsky. He is lead organizer for East Brooklyn Congregations and other New York-based organizations. He is the executive director of United Power for Action and Justice, a Chicago Based Industrial Area Foundation affiliate. He is the author of Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action (Anchor Books, 2004). ISBN 1-4000-7649-8.
Gecan has authored pieces on the Democratic Party in The Washington Post, contemporary politics in New York Daily News, a series on populism and the Tea Party for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, among others.
- "In a Sea of Foreclosures, an Island of Calm" - New York Times
- "Church and community: churches push for change" - Ocala Star-Banner
- "Long Down on Its Heels, a Community Looks Up" - New York Times
- "Building Public Power" - Village Voice
- Gecan, Michael (December 29, 2004). "In a clueless party". The Washington Post.
- Gecan, Michael (August 7, 2011). "The grand canyon: Our leaders can't fix the economy because they live in opposing fantasy lands". New York Daily News.
- Gecan, Michael (February 28, 2011). "The Tea Party isn't radical enough". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Gecan, Michael (February 24, 2011). "Freedom and the meaning of the Tea Party". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Gecan, Michael (February 23, 2011). "Freedom from and what it means to be an American". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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