Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rotten ACORN: America’s Bad Seed

Affiliates of America's bad seed: Acorn
from pdf @ the Employment Policies Institute

The Many Faces of ACORN

385 Palmetto Street Housing
Fund Corporation

4415 San Jacinto Street Corporation


Acorn 2004 Housing Development

Fund Corporation

Acorn 2005 Housing Development

ACORN Associates

ACORN Beneficial Association


ACORN Campaign Services

ACORN Campaign To Raise The
Minimum Wage

ACORN Center for Housing, Inc

ACORN Children’s Beneficial Association

ACORN Community Land Association

ACORN Community Land Association of IL.
ACORN Community Land Association of LA

ACORN Community Land Association of PA

ACORN Community Labor Organizing Center

ACORN Cultural Trust

ACORN Dumont-Snediker Housing
Development Fund Corporation

ACORN Fair Housing


ACORN Housing Corporation

ACORN Housing Corporation of IL

ACORN Housing Corporation of MO

ACORN Housing Corporation of PA

ACORN Institute

ACORN Law For Education, Representation,
And Training

ACORN Management Corporation

ACORN National Broadcasting Network

ACORN Services

ACORN Television In
Action For Communities

ACORN Tenant Union Training
And Organizing Project

ACORN Tenants Union

Affiliated Media Foundation Movement

Agape Broadcasting Foundation Inc

American Environmental Justice Project Inc

American Home Childcare Providers

American Institute for Social Justice

Arizona ACORN Housing Corporation

Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation

Association for the Rights of Citizens Inc

Associated Regional Maintenance Systems

Austin Organizing and Support Center

Baltimore Organizing and Support Center

Boston Organizing and Support Center

Broad Street Corporation

California Community Network

Chicago Organizing and Support Center

Chief Organizer Fund

Child Care Providers for Action Franklin

Citizens Action Research Project

Citizens Campaign for Work,
Living Wage & Labor Peace

Citizens Consulting, Inc also known as Citizens Services, Inc. This appears to be ACORNs main Financing/deposit/dispersal Front.

Citizens Campaign for Finance Reform

Citizens for Future Progress

Colorado ACORN Housing Corporation

Crescent City Broadcasting Corporation

Desert Rose Homes LLC

Dumont Avenue Housing
Development Fund

Elysian Fields Corporation, Inc

Elysian Fields Partnership

Fifteenth Street Corporation

Floridians For All PAC

Franklin ACORN Housing

Greenville Community Charter School Inc

Greenwell Springs Corporation

Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant

Organizing Council (HOTROC)

Houston Organizing And Support Center

KABF Radio

KNON Radio

Labor Neighbor Research and Training
Center Inc

Living Wage Resource Center

Louisiana ACORN Fair Housing

Massachusetts ACORN Housing

Metro Technical Institute

Missouri Tax Justice Research Project

Montana Radio Network

Mott Haven ACORN Housing
Development Fund Corporation

Mutual Housing Association of
New York Inc

National Center for Jobs & Justice

New Mexico Organizing and Support

New Orleans Community Housing

New York ACORN Housing Company Inc

New York Agency for Community Affairs

New York Organizing and Support Center

Organizers Forum

Pennsylvania Institute for Community

People’s Equipment Resource

Phoenix Organizing And Support Center

Project Vote
SEIU Local 100

SEIU Local 880

Service Workers Action Team

Shreveport Community Television

Site Fighters

Sixth Avenue Corporation

Social Policy

Southern Training Center

St. Louis Organizing And Support Center

St. Louis Tax Reform Group

Student Minimum Wage Action Campaign

Texas ACORN Housing Corporation Inc

Wal-Mart Workers Association

Wal-Mart Association for Reform Now

Working Families Association


This is a list of the tenacles of ACORN as reported by the Employment Policies Institute as of July 2006. Some names may have changed since then - MORE names may need to be added since 2006.

I was looking through the nets yellow pages and noticed that a whole lot of these Acorn cells have the same seedy address @ 1024 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, LA

Only nine states do not have an ACORN office at this time: Alaska, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virgina.

See Capital Research Center for some more info.

update - August 2009: This is an in progress list of ACORN sponsors. I'll add to it as I stumble on them.

JP Morgan Chase
Bauman Family Foundation
George Soros' Open Society Institute
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Ben & Jerry's foundation
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Foundations affiliated with the founder of United Parcel Service (UPS)
Service Employees International Union as well as its local affilaites
Illinois Homecare Workers and Home Childcare Providers
Local Chicago SEIU union
Change to Win labor federation
The Food and Commercial Workers Union
The United Federation of Teachers

Our government; using taxpayer dollars

Friday, July 24, 2009

Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing - Organization Chart

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Democrats Block GOP Health Care Mailing

July 23, 2009

By Jackie Kucinich
Roll Call Staff

Democrats are preventing Republican House Members from sending their constituents a mailing that is critical of the majority’s health care reform plan, blocking the mailing by alleging that it is inaccurate.

House Republicans are crying foul and claiming that the Democrats are using their majority to prevent GOP Members from communicating with their constituents.

The dispute centers on a chart (view PDF) created by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Republican staff of the Joint Economic Committee to illustrate the organization of the Democratic health care plan.

At first glance, Brady’s chart resembles a board game: a colorful collection of shapes and images with a web of lines connecting them.

But a closer look at the image reveals a complicated menagerie of government offices and programs that Republicans say will be created if the leading Democratic health care plan becomes law.

In a memo sent Monday to Republicans on the House franking commission, Democrats argue that sending the chart to constituents as official mail would violate House rules because the information is misleading.

In their eight-point memo, which was obtained by Roll Call, Democrats identify a litany of areas where they believe the chart is incorrect.

For example, Democrats argue that the chart depicts a “Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund” that is “simply a recipient of IRS funds, with no outflow. ... This is false.”

The chart’s illustration of low-income subsidies is also “misleading and false,” Democrats argue.

Congressional rules for franked mail bar Members from using taxpayer-funded mail for newsletters that use “partisan, politicized or personalized” comments to criticize legislation or policy.

The dispute over Brady’s chart is being reviewed by the franking commission, which must approve any mail before it can be sent. No decision had been made on the matter by press time.

Brady adamantly denied that the chart was misleading and said Democrats are simply threatened by the content of the graphic.

“I think their review was laughable,” Brady said. “It’s ... downright false in most of the cases. The chart depicts their health care plan as their committees developed it.”

“The chart reveals how their health care bureaucracy works, and people are frightened by it,” he added. “So this is their effort to try and discredit” the chart.

Republican Members have made 20 requests to mail a version of the chart to their constituents and have been told that the requests are being delayed while the commission reviews allegations that the chart is misleading.

“Hiding the truth about wildly unpopular policies is a Democrat specialty,” said one GOP aide. “I’d like to see the flow chart on how Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi plans on implementing the open and transparent government she keeps promising everyone.”

“We have initiated discussions with the minority to try and resolve current differences and are operating in good faith to achieve that goal,” said Kyle Anderson, a spokesman for House Administration Chairman Robert Brady (D-Pa.). The committee has oversight of the commission.

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.), ranking member of the committee and a member of the franking commission, said through a spokeswoman that he is also aware of the situation and is working with the members of the franking commission to resolve the differences, but he added that he believed Democrats on the commission were overreaching.

“He strongly believes that the franking commission does not have the authority to deny Member communications based on partisan differences of pending legislation,” said Salley Collins, a spokeswoman for Lungren.

The franking commission is made up of three Democrats and three Republicans.

Republicans quickly embraced Brady’s chart, and over the past week about 50 Members have posted it on their Congressional Web sites or used it in a floor speech. It has also been posted on the home page of the Republican National Committee.

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