Michael McCray

Michael McCray, ACORN 8 / Arkansas Delta Informer. McCray previously served as a Community Economic Development Specialist and a Chief Technology Speaker for the White House Empowerment Zone Program during for the Clinton Administration. In 1995, McCray blew the whistle on $40 million in waste, fraud and abuse at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As a result, he became a leading public interest advocate for civil and human rights, including free speech and whistleblower protections. McCray is a 2007 recipient of the "No FEAR Award" in Washington, DC. In addition, he received statewide recognition for outstanding work in peace and social justice in Arkansas. The OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology honored him as an ARKANSAS PEACE & JUSTICE HERO in 2008. Most recently, McCray is a 2021 recipient of the Cliff Robertson Sentinel Award Recipient for his advocacy with the ACORN 8 from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
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