For several years the Right wing and the Republicans have waged an all out war against ACORN. The vicious attacks aim to decrease low-income and minority voter turnout as a part of the Right’s greater political agenda. With the 2005-2007 White House internal emails discussing former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias’ termination now surfacing, it is abundantly clear that the real threat to democracy was not and never will be ACORN. ACORN’s dedication to organizing the disenfranchised scares the Right so much so that it prompted calculated and venomous efforts to discredit and undermine ACORN’s work. In their effort to create a chilling effect, the Right wing has put ACORN in the crosshairs of their attempt to suppress the voices of low-income and minority citizens. Republicans seek to silence millions of voices simply because they disagree with conservative policies on the issues that affect our countries working families, such as healthcare, housing and our economy. The Right has effectively disenfranchised voters and suppressed voter participation. There is no greater threat to democracy. The internal White House emails, along with the previously classified Congressional testimony of Karl Rove, clearly demonstrate that the Right wing will stop at nothing to keep the poor and minority families of our country from participating in the democratic process.
ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 450,000 member families organized into neighborhood chapters in 100 cities across the country. Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to our members. Our priorities include: better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools. ACORN is an acronym, and each letter should be capitalized.
ACORN's website is http://www.acorn.org.