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Monday, February 22, 2010

ACORN Has a Brand New Name, But Same Rancid Smell

The Democratic Party's favorite criminal enterprise the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) has officially changed its name to “Community Organizations International.” They are also working on dismantling Citizen’s Consulting Inc. (CCI), the umbrella organization in "Nawlins" that collect and distributes all of the cash for ACORN and its subsidiaries. They are also giving different names to all of its local organizations.

But have no fear just because they are changing their name it doesn't mean they are changing their ways, ACORN still isn't opening their books to a real audit. And

The new name will let ACORN leaders continue their operations without worrying about prior bad publicity and the new name will give "cover" to some of its favorite politicians such as Jerrold Nadler and Barney Frank.

According to Matthew Vadum of Big Government,
...ACORN is trying to pass off various state chapters as ”new” groups

As part of the radical group’s fraudulent rebranding scheme, ACORN has renamed its New York chapter New York Communities for Change. Unlike on the West coast where ACORN is at least pretending its renamed California chapter (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment or ACCE) is not part of the ACORN network, New York Communities for Change shares the same Nevins Street address as ACORN’s Brooklyn office.

A March 4 fundraiser for New York Communities for Change is being hosted by Debra Cooper.

Meanwhile, the Massachusetts branch of ACORN has been renamed New England United for Justice.

More state-level name changes are expected soon while the basic structure of ACORN, which is controlled from the top using interlocking directorates, remains essentially intact.

The ACORN network’s interlocking directorates are deliberately organized to help ACORN escape legal and public scrutiny. “ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate,” according to a report from the Republican investigators of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Under indictment in Nevada for election law violations, ACORN feels it can do all this in the light of day because the Obama administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress have no interest in a real investigation of its criminal activities.
Back in June when the change was being contemplated Marcel Reid of ACORN 8, a group of present and former members said:
“We’ve known for many months now that the name ACORN is going to be retired,” Reid said. “The name has been so damaged to the point where the leadership knows it simply can’t go on as it has with the ACORN label out front and center, especially after all of the reporting.”
In fact, the process has already begun, she noted. Wade Rathke, who founded the organization, announced on his blog that ACORN International has officially changed its name to “Community Organizations International.”
Reid also said ACORN is in the process of dismantling Citizen’s Consulting Inc. (CCI), a New-Orleans based non-profit, which has been used to maintain centralized financial control, ACORN 8 activists claim. Tax records show that CCI is interlinked with several ACORN affiliates.
“ACORN has to be decapitated,” Reid said. “The senior staff and current national board should be dismantled. The only way to have reform is for the current leadership to be removed completely. We also need a forensic audit.”
ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate has filed suit against Anita MonCrief, a former employee, who has testified under oath on voter registration allegations. Because they want to silence all dissent and intimidate others to keep quiet. (If you want to visit Anita's site or donate to her defense fund click here)

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