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How ACORN Helped Save New Orleans for Katrina Survivors

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

A week after Katrina hit New Orleans, Federal Government officials and private relief organizations were still discussing how to send aid to the area. ACORN had already moved into action.

New Yorkers to Wall Street: Help with Foreclosures Or We'll Move Our Money to Banks That Will

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Atlas

Civic leaders across the country should follow the New York Communities for Change coalition's lead. Either big banks become part of the solution or the rest of us will have to Move the Money.

Obama's Attorney General continues to vigorously prosecute Acorn? Will Van Jones be Next?

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

A Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit seeks to stop Congress from singling out an organization for punishment without proper investigation or due process.

ACORN Vindicated of Wrongdoing by the Congressional Watchdog Office

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

For years Republicans accused ACORN of corruption and used phony tapes to lead an effort to successfully strip the group of federal funding in 2009. Now, months later, the group has been exonerated from any wrongdoing.

Fake ACORN Pimp Pleads Guilty; the New Yorker Adds its Voice to the Anti-ACORN Story

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Atlas

I am beginning to believe that most well-paid liberal journalists, who are unfamiliar with urban issues and what it's like to be poor in a wealthy society, are quick to believe any story about an African-American group screwing up.

ACORN Getting A Makeover: Group Looking For New Name, New Branding After Video Scandal

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Affiliates of the once mighty liberal activist group ACORN are remaking themselves in a desperate bid to ditch the tarnished name of t...

ACORN Wins Another Victory: Judge Says the Government Can't Cut Funding

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Congress singled ACORN out for punishment in the absence of any judicial or administrative process adjudicating guilt. The judge declared the act of Congress was an unconstitutional bill of attainder.

ACORN Is Back in the News, but News Still Gets It Wrong

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This week, the FBI arrested 25-year old James O'Keefe and three other men, charging them with plotting to tamper with phones in the New Orleans office...

ACORN Is Back in the News, but the News Still Gets it Wrong

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Last year, the mainstream media treated O'Keefe's exploits against ACORN as an example of investigative "gotcha" journalism, with few pointing out that he doctored the videos and never released the original footage.

Acorn Loses Bank Of America As Corporate Partner

Wall Street Journal | JAMES R. HAGERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Already facing the loss of federal government funding, the community-organizing group Acorn also has run afoul of one of its big corporate partners, B...

What is Acorn? And Why Progressives Need to Support It

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

The right goes after the left's most effective groups. Because ACORN does not rely on government funds the organization will survive the orchestrated attacks against it. But if it's to restore its strength, it needs progressive support.

Let ACORN Get Its House in Order

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

In the 1980s, conservatives began what they called a campaign to "defund the left," starting with groups such as the Audubon Society and the Urban League. Now they're going after ACORN.

(VIDEO) Despite News Reports ACORN Housing Did Call Police

Mike Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Shea

All ACORN Housing staff members are expected to comply with high standards for ethical behavior and compliance with the law, but the video tape is slanted to misinform the public about ACORN Housing.

ACORN Housing's Response to Conservative Attacks

Mike Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Shea

We will not let the behavior of a few employees, out of the hundreds we have nationwide, be used by those with a political agenda and sordid means to either define us or distract us from our mission.

Stopping the 13 Second Clock: ACORN and Leading Mayors Join Together in Fighting Foreclosures

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

With millions more foreclosures staring us in the face, we have to act now to create sensible local solutions that will improve our communities, safeguard families, stabilize tax bases, and revive the economy.

ACORN Launches Home Defenders Campaign To Fight Foreclosures

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday marked the launch of ACORN's Home Defenders Campaign, which seeks to use civil disobedience techniques, complemented by mass communication (...

Time To Put Main Street Over Wall Street -- Obama's Foreclosure Proposal

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Our foreclosure campaign will continue until the crisis has passed. We will continue to work to save individual families who are caught up in the mess through the ACORN Home Defenders.

Sam Stein

ACORN: McCain And GOP Used To Be Supporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, the Democratic-leaning group ACORN, which has been painted as a criminal enterprise by the GOP for its voter registration and housing polic...