The End of an Era: ACORN Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Common Dreams

by Bertha Lewis

For over 40 years ACORN has fought the good fight. From a few initial neighborhoods in Little Rock, Arkansas, we grew to become a large, active, national organization of low- and moderate-income families, mostly people of color, working together to make their communities a better place. In working together, we helped families see that they can make a difference. Continue reading The End of an Era: ACORN Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Election Day Loss: ACORN Declares Bankruptcy

The Nation

Greg Kaufmann

On this Election Day, when Democrats stand to suffer at the polls, and fewer voters have registered than in previous midterm elections, it seems sadly ironic that ACORN has declared bankruptcy.  This is the final chapter in the long and winding rightwing witch hunt against an organization that stood for poor and working people on issue after issue. As Bill Moyers described the community-based group: “More than any group I’ve covered over my long career in journalism, ACORN was devoted to helping poor people become their own best champions.” Continue reading Election Day Loss: ACORN Declares Bankruptcy