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ACORN Closed for Business…Well Not Really

Say it isn’t so; ACORN is going out of business due to a sharp decline in funds.  Well according to a report by Politico that is exactly what’s happening.  Politico reported that ACORN is dissolving its national structure with state and local chapters cutting ties with the unfunded national group.  The embattled organization had members that were the focus of several state investigations over allegations of voter fraud.  Additionally undercover videos produced by James O’ Keefe and college student Hannah Giles in July and August of 2009 exposed ACORN members giving advice on how to set up a brothel with underage girls.  This led to public outrage and a freezing of federal funding to the organization.  It also removed ACORN from the census process.  So I guess honesty prevailed and this organization is no more.  Well not really.

A person close to the group informed Politico that they are now forming new organizations under new bylaws with new banners.  Oh yea I almost forgot; they still have the same old leadership.  Hmmm doesn’t sound like their going anywhere does it?

A New York source stated the following:

“It’s not like this is some kind of hostile thing.” “This is what Fox has produced. National Acorn and Bertha Lewis are continuing doing their thing, but the New York flagship has been forced into this new organization.”

“As far as the work in the communities and policy campaigns, no one will notice the difference,” the source said. “It’s people who still believe in their basic mission of fighting for poor people.”

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Last year I was watching Glenn Beck, and I recall his comments from one of his shows on this subject.  He basically said that ACORN would change its name and go underground but continue on with the ACORN mission.  And why would they do this?  Because ACORN’s name is toxic.  With so many eyes on this corrupt organization, they can’t conduct business in the normal ACORN fashion.  I guess they think we’re just stupid or maybe they’re just arrogant beyond belief.  In the end this is really just a ruse folks.  The only thing that has changed with ACORN is now their state chapters will have different names.  In California, what is left of ACORN has become the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.  Wow doesn’t that just sound so warm and inviting.  In Massachusetts they will now be known as New England United for Justice Alliance.  And finally in New York, they are now called New York Communities for Change.  Having so many different names and bylaws makes it so much more difficult to catch them with their hands in the cookie jar.

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This was nothing more than a strategic move by the organization; a makeover.  The truth is ACORN state chapters are alive a well and will be back in business in no time.  Who knows, maybe they will even go back to Washington with their hands out wanting your hard earned money to push their socialist wealth redistribution agenda.  I’m going to stay in tune with this story.  As I find new organizations emerging out of ACORN, I will publish them on my blog.

We need to keep an eye on this group.  We can’t allow them to hide in the shadows anymore manipulating public policy behind the scenes.

Liberty forever, freedom for ALL!


Filed under: ACORN, Bertha Lewis, Dissolve, Local Chapters, Name Change, States

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  • Ron Russell February 23, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    "An ACORN by anyother name is still an acorn". Yes they will change the name but nothing else will change. Losing ones logo does hurt however and it will take sometime for them to return to their former selves. But with support from powerful friends such as those at 1600 PA ave and on capital hill they will make a come back in time for the 2012 election—Obama will make sure of that!

  • John Carey February 24, 2010 at 5:27 AM

    Thanks for the comments Ron.

    I do believe like you this will slow them a down a bit. But unless you pull the weed up by the roots, the weed will eventually grow back. The roots of ACORN are still there, so we need to keep a sharp eye on these organizations to make sure they don't grow back.