Abbie worked with an anti-poverty group called the East Side Service Organization (ESSO). It was formed to provide social services for the very young hippie dropouts then descending upon the Lower East Side (East Village). Some of the people, working with youth issues were impressed by Abbie's organizing ability, and Abbie, himself, knew how to cultivate the press.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Catharina E Lavers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 4:57 PM
Subject: [sixties-l] Abbie Hoffman on the City Payroll?
> I've run across several sources that mention that Abbie and Anita
> worked briefly as liaisons between Mayor Lindsay and the Lower East Side.
> Does anyone know anything about how this came about, what it accomplished, etc?
> Catharina Lavers
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