Tuesday, the national organization that works to help the low-income, ACORN or the Association of Community Organizations Reform Now, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The nonprofit was founded in the 1970s and made headlines in 2008 after right-wing media accused it of committing voter fraud and violating national nonprofit regulations.
ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis said of the accusations, “The ongoing political onslaught caused irreparable harm”. In addition, she stated, “We have seen this coming for some time. Our [more than 1200] chapters closed in the first quarter of the year. We have spent our remaining resources trying to dissolve the organization with integrity, while continuing to respond to extremist attacks”. After the scandal, ACORN lost congressional funding and had to pay for several legal and publicity lawsuits.
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