ACORN to Get Federal Funding…Again?

March 23, 2010

Mainstream media is doing everything they can to minimize coverage of ACORN.  The last six months have been devastating to the organization.  Between the sting videos, the state lawsuits, and an act of Congress, it looked like ACORN was out of business.

Not so fast.  On March 10, 2009, federal judge Nina Gershon of the Eastern District of New York made permanent her temporary injunction prohibiting Congress from cutting off funding for ACORN.  The Department of Justice is planning to appeal Gershon’s ruling and seek a stay pending appeal.

About the ruling, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis said: “ACORN has faced a series of well-orchestrated, relentless, well-funded right wing attacks that are unprecedented since the McCarthy era,” she said. “The videos were a manufactured, sensational story that led to rush to judgment and an unconstitutional act by Congress.”

In a March 16 memo (White House) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag updated federal agencies on the ruling.  While not directly telling federal agencies to resume funding, the memo opens that door.

Some ACORN affiliates, including ACORN New York and ACORN California have even changed their names to ditch the tarnished image of their parent organization.  Between the name changes, and Judge Gershon’s ruling, it looks like ACORN may be back.

In 2008, ACORN was successful at registering hundreds of thousands of low income voters, though their efforts were dogged by fraud allegations, including that some workers submitted voter registration forms signed by “Mickey Mouse” and other cartoon characters.

Organizations like ACORN have proven they will do anything possible to tilt election results in their favor.  We have to continue the fight against ACORN, but we must also level the playing field.  To remove the incumbents crooks from political office in 2010, every patriot must do their civic duty and vote.   It’s up to us to make 2010 a November to Remember!



  1. […] Read more: ACORN to Get Federal Funding…Again? « Be Heard Not Herded […]

  2. […] the sting videos, the state lawsuits, and an act of Congress, it looked like ACORN was …Read More Cancel […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s