In 2009, conservative activists exposed ACORN with this video, in which members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now offered their help in providing tax tips on how to pimp out what they are told are underage prostitutes smuggled into the US from Central America.
The exposure of these videos got ACORN's US federal funding revoked.
And they were involved in election fraud:
ACORN operates in Canada too. According to their website, "ACORN Canada is an independent national organization in Canada, but we draw on the proud history and tradition of ACORN USA (acorn.org)."
That's some proud tradition!
Way to go, Paula & Joe!
Maybe when they talk about the 'proud tradition' they're not talking about the fake-video scam you're talking about (source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-dreier/why-acorn-fell_b_510285.html).
But instead the fact that ACORN USA built the largest and most successful community based organization of low and moderate income families in American history and won numerous campaigns to raise the minimum wage, stop foreclosures, rebuild new orleans, and more.
good digging. I have written too on ACORN Canada... the question is: will anyone in authority do something to send them packing?
Yup. Some of the usual suspects are still trying to sell you "Don't believe the right-wing (ha!) New York Times! Don't believe your own eyes and ears! Believe what a bunch of radical socialists tell you to believe!"
I've heard that one before too.
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