Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Activist group ACORN says it will disband

CHICAGO -- The once mighty community activist group ACORN says it's folding.
National ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan says 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.
-- Associated Press


Chris said...

It is the Progressive way. They change names but nothing else. Liberals,Progressives and now they go by Populous. They are a fringe 20% so how can they be populous? It's laughable how their minds work.I'm glade this pimp school ACORN got hurt for all the things they did. Now we have to play hide and go seek with the names.

Unknown said...

Yep I know they are playing the April fools joke on us. But at least the name is gone. LOL
Populous, should be pompous...