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ACORN Calls It Quits

Morgen on March 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm

From an email obtained today by Ben Smith at Politico:

The ACORN Association Board met on Sunday March 21 and approved a set of steps to responsibly manage the process of bringing its operations to a close over the coming months. These include:

* Closing ACORN’s remaining state affiliates and field offices by April 1st; and
* Developing a plan to resolve all outstanding debts, obligations and other issues.

ACORN’s members have a great deal to be proud of–from promoting to homeownership to helping rebuild New Orleans, from raising wages to winning safer streets, from training community leaders to promoting voter participation—ACORN members have worked hard to create stronger to communities, a more inclusive democracy, and a more just nation.

Of course ACORN chapters around the country are already in the process of re-forming under new names and legal entities. No doubt a decision was made to decentralize the operation, not just to recover from the PR damage done by James and Hannah’s sting operation last summer, but also to make it impossible for the organization as a whole to ever be brought down in one fell swoop again.

Still, on a day where there is not much for conservatives to celebrate, this is welcome news. Good-bye and good-riddance.

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