Goodbye ACORN

In Scandal on March 22, 2010 at 9:03 pm

James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles

This had better not be an April Fools joke…

The New York Times reports that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) will close its doors by April 1.

The organization is “developing a plan to resolve all outstanding debts, obligations and other issues,” said a statement released by the group.

Acorn has been battered by criticism from the right and has lost federal money and private donations since a video sting was publicized last fall.

ACORN lost federal grant money, participation in IRS tax assistance programs and a contract with the Census Bureau after a series of voter fraud cases in multiple states. Public support for the organization, largely considered to be the action wing of the progressive movement, was lost after video of a sting operation was released by film students James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles. O’Keefe and Giles posed as a pimp and a prostitute trying to import underage sex workers from El Salvador. ACORN employees at multiple locations offered tax shelter advice and appeared to have no qualms about the nature of the couple’s “business”.

  1. Bitte um kurze Erklärung: Die beiden gaben sich als Zuhälter und Prostituierte aus, um Kinder aus El Salvador aus dem Milleu heraus zu holen und in Amerika ein besseres Leben zu geben oder um sie in Amerika weiter zu verkaufen? Was hat es mit diesen Falschwählern auf sich?

    • Sie erklärten, dass die jungen Mädchen im Sexgewerbe in den Vereinigten Staaten verwendet werden würde. Das Ziel war, zu sehen, ob ACORN empörend illegale Aktivitäten unterstützen würden. Hier ist ein Link auf das Video.

      They stated that the young girls would be used in the sex trade in the United States. The goal was to see if ACORN would assist outrageous illegal activity. Here is a link to the video.

  2. I’m afraid it really is an April fool’s joke. Acorn will never just go away, they will be disbanded and reformed into bigger, more powerful groups.

  3. ACORN will regroup. However, it is is nice to see them take a hard hit like this. It sorta softens the blow of health care deform.

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