November 3, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The acronym ACORN stands for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. It's a hard left remnant of the model developed by the notorious communist "organizer" Saul Alinsky in the stockyards of Chicago in the 1930's.
Acorn is really a consortium or a family of organizations [Acorn Housing Corporation, Living Wage Resource Center, Acorn Law on the Web, two lefty FM radio stations KNON and KABF, Project Vote and Activism is Patriotism] that have ties to the Democrat party, corrupt labor unions and ultra-left groups such as MoveOn.org.
Perhaps that is redundant.
Acorn uses a "social justice" theme as justification for it activism [read race and class based socialism] but it is not overtly faith based such as sister groups like PICO which boldly employs a bogus religiosity to similar effect.
Acorn through its 501c3 Project Voter, has a long history of fraudulent voter registration disguised as activism. Over the years they claim to have registered millions of voters often under questionable circumstances.
Fortunately after more than ample evidence of abuse of this process the Feds seem primed to move against the organization with a recent series of convictions as well as a just announced indictment in Kansas City, Missouri taking place. The KC action consists of a two counts being filed against each of four Acorn "registrars" who allegedly turned in fraudulent voter forms. This is part of a national investigation with more indictments expected, that is if assurances by prosecutors come to fruition.
As the Wall Street Journal describes Acorn:
"Acorn officials bill themselves as nonpartisan community organizers merely interested in giving a voice to minorities and the poor. In reality, Acorn is a union-backed, multimillion-dollar outfit that uses intimidation and other tactics to push for higher minimum wage mandates and to trash Wal-Mart and other non-union companies." The Acorn Indictments, the Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2006
Massive violation of the registration process by groups like Acorn have led to the increased demand, across all party lines for voter identification laws. With Acorn claiming to have registered more than 35,000 new voters over a period of just 5 months in the Democrat stronghold of Kansas City alone, one must wonder how future Dem electoral success in these areas might be hampered by a crackdown on Acorn's more than controversial methods.
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