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If ACORN is such a "righteous" organization then why are they changing their name?!

From the article:

"ACORN executives have also changed their organization’s 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."

“We’ve 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 can’t go on as it has with the ACORN label out front and center, especially after all of the reporting.”


Asked by LoriKeet at 1:00 PM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (23)
  • I can't think of a better name, Lori. After all, they really are a Conflict Of Interest, aren't they?


    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:11 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • ACORN'S new and improved name will be Community Organizations International (COI).

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:03 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • They should be disbanded and go away.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:04 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Quinn!!!!

    I was trying to come up with a clever "nickname" but you NAILED it!!!!

    rolling on floor                                 high five


    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:22 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Conflict Of Interest- how true is that. LOL

    Answer by miriamz at 1:31 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Thank You! Thank You Very Much!

    bow downDon't forget to tip your waitress.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:38 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • I heard about this on Beck. This is scary, since there seems to be no way to get rid of them and unfortunately I'm afraid not enough people care.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:49 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • LOL @ Quinn... Brilliant!

    Answer by BEXi at 2:10 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Crooked as the day is long and your president DOES NOT see aproblem with it.

    Sanctioned by the lying, stealing bastard and all his socialist, crooked friends.

    That's pretty much the long and short of it.

    Got that off my chest.

    Don't let the assholes anywhere near the census.



    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:27 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Thank you Quinn, brilliant answer. No acorn census takers just conflict of interest takers.

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 2:35 PM on Jun. 23, 2009