Monday, March 22, 2010

ACORN Is History: Spokesman Says Group Is Disbanding

A spokesman for the once mighty community activist group ACORN says the group is disbanding.

National ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said Monday that the organization's board decided to close remaining state affiliates and field offices by April 1 because of falling revenues. Some other national operations will continue operating for at least several weeks before shutting for good.

Scandal enveloped the organization six months ago when video footage emerged showing ACORN workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute.

Several big affiliates, including ACORN New York and California, broke away this year and changed their names in a bid to ditch the tarnished image of their parent organization and restore funding that ran dry in the wake of the video scandal.

Wall Street Journal; Reuters; AP; FOX News


VoteNovember2008 said...

Thank God for small miracles! Wonder how they will reincarnate themselves? Keep your eyes peeled, they will be back! VN8

360 Degrees said...

Don't look for them to be back or even to morph into something else. ACORN's meager bunch will more than likely be assimilated into one of 500 Liberal political action committees or Left-Wing movements. Nature doesn't like a vacuum, however, so another group will take its place but be mindful of ACORN's mistakes. Look for this group to be sharp and even more secret and underhanded. ACORN really is history.