Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. Since 1970, ACORN has grown to more than 350,000 member families, organized in 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the U.S. and in cities in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Canada.
Releases by this organization
Thursday, April 09, 2009
New Report Shows Media Consistently Scapegoat ACORN
Today, Media Matters released a new report showing that when discussing major news stories, conservatives in the media have repeatedly resorted to blaming ACORN in place of substantive analysis of causes and solutions, even where the organization has little or nothing to do with the issue. The report can be viewed at: http://mediamatters.org/items/200904070005
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Statement from ACORN Chief Organizer Bertha Lewis in Response to Statement from U.S. Rep. John Boehner
Earlier this week, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released a statement inveighing against the developing economic recovery bill and using ACORN as the poster child for his opposition. "Incredibly, the Democrats' bill makes groups like ACORN eligible for a $4.19 billion pot of money for 'neighborhood stabilization activities'," the press release rather breathlessly stated. This obfuscation was picked up across the right-wing echo chamber and has been used as a fig leaf by conservatives in their attempts to justify their opposition to progressive economic policies.