Despite earlier reports that ACORN, the national coalition of community organizations that some conservatives love to hate, is effectively “dissolving as a national structure,” an ACORN spokesperson told The American Prospect that the national network “still exists.” –KA

“TAPPED” in The American Prospect

“It is not true that ACORN is closed for business all across the country. It still exists. Bertha Lewis is still the CEO,” Kevin Whelan told me. “It is true that we are shutting down operations in New York and there is this new New York Community organization,” he added, referring to New York Communities for Change, the group that has emerged in ACORN’s place. NYCC follows ACORN’s California chapter, which in January reformed as the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE).

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