Hey "Buddy," you seem to be argumentative and a bit disingenuous in the way you debate (troll?). Google some academic papers written by professors of English for many examples of the phrase "affect change." Good luck!
It's a discussion forum. But why call me disingenuous? Everything I posted was an honest opinion. As in, I honestly believe that ""effect change" is the proper grammatical term.
Well, I tried, but with no luck. Maye you can give me a link. All my googles suggest that if you say "affect change" what you are saying is that change itself was changed. But if you effect change you bring about change. Not the same thing.
And remember, Har-tru got this going, not me.