ACORN Disbands Due to Failing Revenues
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The once powerful anti-poverty group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is disbanding nationally. Spokesman Kevin Whelan says ACORN's board decided to close state affiliates because of falling revenues.
New York ACORN was dissolved last month. A new group called New York Communities for Change made up of former ACORN staff is expected to take its place.
Scandal enveloped ACORN six months ago when video footage emerged showing the organization's workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute.
In New York, an investigation by the Brooklyn District Attorney's office found no criminal wrongdoing. ACORN has maintained the videos were doctored.