Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS----Census cutting all ties to ACORN
Posted on 09/11/2009 3:17:19 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
Breaking News on Fox, the Census Bureau has severed all ties to ACORN. Will not be working with ACORN for the census in 2010.
Obama will not stand for this....
Beckistani Jihad. LOL I’m lovin it.
JUST HEARD ON FOX!!!!!!
De-fund ACORN now
I wonder if the other networks will cover this story.
So what is ACORN being renamed to?
Thank you so much YOU SICK TWISTED FREAK!! I LOVE YOU!
This is hugh...
Excellent !!! You GO... Glenn Beck !!!
This criminal organization needs to be held up on legal charges.
Was on Special Report on FOX.
When this is confirmed I buy a bottle of Asti to celebrate with the wife.
So what is ACORN being renamed to?
I don’t think there is a name that they haven’t used, is there?
With OBOZO, I’d expect a new organization will emerge for census with former ACORN employees.
Acorn brought down by two people and a camera and of course the MSM. Oh wait the MSM was AWOL except for Fox. Thank you and kudos to Breitbart and biggovernment.com
No need. Obama’s Civil Defense Force will assume the role.
That is the best news I’ve heard in ages. Of course, this Census Director will be toast by next week.
But what if all the Acorn people resign from Acorn and start a new group called Walnut.
And Walnut then gets a contract to do census work?
thanks breitbart and Glenn Beck !! *thumbs up*
This is great!!! I just wonder what radical organization will replace them.
Take that, you DUmpster rat trolls! Time to go to DU and enjoy the wailing and gnashing of teeth.
You are correct. This is a step in the right direction but ACORN should not receive a penny of government money.
Looks like Beck just got himself another scalp! HA!!!
Hot damn — we’re rollin’ now! Put the pressure on, folks — we’re going to take this country back, one day at a time!
I sure hope Beck ups his security — you da man, Glenn!
God bless the “pimp” and the “prostitute”.
WHAT! NO WHOREHOUSE CZAR!
It looks like you might be the first of six new threads all within two minutes of each another.
jessduntno ~ I dont think there is a name that they havent used, is there?
I have a couple things I'd like to call 'em.
The ACORN battleship just got lifted out of the water by a torpedo. She’s taking on water but limping along.
I hope he has heavy security for himself and his family.
I agree. Dumbo is a sneaky rat and he will always look for someway to further his agenda.
Hugh!!! great news.
I hope its true. But its still run by Obama.
“WHAT! NO WHOREHOUSE CZAR!”
Hee! Hee! How will we cope without one!!??
Negabama be dodgin and hidin.
Glenn Beck is kickin a$$ with both feet!!!!!
Does this mean we get to have a re-vote for president?
Whatever they come up with, it'll try to make the stinking democrats smell sweet.
Damn near an impossible task if you ask me.,
I certainly hope that Fox hires that brave young couple who did this extraordinary investigation on their own and out of their own pockets. They are heroes — especially that young woman.
(or so they say......)
Funny you should ask..........
ACORN drops tarnished name and moves to silence critics
By: Kevin Mooney
Commentary Staff Writer
06/21/09 5:07 PM EDT
Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) leaders are using the threat of a law suit to silence and intimidate critics, according to current and former members of the liberal activist group.
In a letter dated June 11 an attorney for ACORN advised top whistleblowers that their unauthorized use of the organizations name could make them liable for monetary damages and injunctive relief.
ACORN executives have also changed their organizations name, which was tarnished by investigations in at least 14 states of allegations of voter registration fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign, and charges by current and former members of financial mismanagement and misrepresentation.
The new name will let ACORN leaders continue their operations without worrying about prior bad publicity, according to Marcel Reid of ACORN 8, a group of present and former members.
Weve 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 cant 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 Citizens 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.
Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke, embezzled almost $1 million from the organization in 1999 and 2000, while he was employed as the organizations chief financial officer with the CCI affiliate. For almost a decade Wade Rathke and other staff members concealed the embezzlement from ACORNs board of trustees, according to the criminal complaint ACORN 8 members filed against the organization.
ACORNs national leaders withdrew a lawsuit Reid filed with fellow board member Karen Inman last October seeking access to internal financial records. Reid and Inman were also expelled from their board positions; a move they say was illegal. Reid and Inman then came together with six other colleagues to form ACORN 8.
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.
Arthur Schwartz, the general counsel for ACORN, has sent a cease and desist letter to Reid and Inman instructing them to discontinue using the name ACORN in a connection with their activities. This same letter threatens legal action if the ACORN 8 members do not provide written assurances that they will comply with this demand by the end of June.
It is a violation of federal and state law for you to use the ACORN name and mark without the written permission of ACORN, the letter states. Should you continue to do so, you will be liable for monetary and injunctive relief.
Reid told The Examiner that ACORN 8 will not comply.
We have no intention of not using the name ACORN 8, it is not a trademark infringement, she said. This get tough attitude is part of larger attempt to silence people and shut them down. We are not going to be silenced.
Meanwhile, ACORNs Project Vote affiliate has filed suit against Anita MonCrief, a former employee, who has testified under oath on voter registration allegations. ACORN is currently under investigation in at least 14 states for electoral irregularities. The Project Vote suit claims that Anita MonCrief and an unidentified accomplice gained access into private e-mails from group executives and stole the groups name without permission. It also accuses Moncrief of using a company credit card for her own purposes.
ACORN is attempting to silence me, and the allegations in the lawsuit are false, MonCrief said in statement emailed to The Examiner.
ACORN 8 has released its own statement on whistleblower retaliation through its national spokesman Michael McCray that expresses support for new protective legislation.
On behalf of the national board of ACORN 8, we are all saddened by and express great concern due to ACORNs court action filed against whistleblower Anita MonCrief, the statement reads. While we do not express an opinion on the merits of ACORNs complaint; we as reform advocates decry the tactic of suing whistleblowers especially, low to moderate income people who do not have the financial means to effectively fight back in courts of law. Moreover, this is yet another example of why congress must enact strong corporate, government and tax-payer funded whistleblower protection laws.
ACORN 8 has endorsed H.R. 1507, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009.