Hey, I can't say that ACORN was all bad, they provided many needed services to poor communities throughout the country and even helped me do my taxes one year. But over the years the organization just became a tool of the white, radical Left to push through their agenda and as conservative activist James O'Keefe proved again recently, it was littered with corruption (most notably the 2008 Presidential election). Way past time to put it out of pasture.
The once mighty community activist group ACORN says it's folding.
ACORNspokesman 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.
ACORN's financial situation and reputation went into free fall within days of the videos' release in September.
Congressreacted by yanking ACORN's federal funding, private donors held back cash and scores of ACORN offices closed.