NC ACORN Workers Laid Off

The North Carolina operation of the liberal activist group ACORN has laid off all eight of its employees following a scandal that rocked the group's national office and crimped funding.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that the staffers laid off by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now have kept working as unpaid volunteers. The nonprofit has offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro.

ACORN's work includes helping homeowners struggling with mortgage payments under projects supported by Bank of America and Citi.

Congress has cut off much of the national organization's federal funding after hidden-camera videos appeared to show ACORN workers in other states encouraging illegal behavior.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 6, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    Of course the media wants this story to go away, why it implicates the chosen one. Obamagate is here. The head of Acorn is speaking today on behalf of the org. Fox reported it this morning. I am sure she will say a few bad apples, however, isn't Acorn all bad apples? Obamagate!
  • by Most commented? Location: NC on Oct 4, 2009 at 08:56 PM
    This story has more comments than the last story on the most commented list 54 to 50. WITN get it back up there. This is important. This group supported the president of the US and he supported them. This is a story!
  • by Matt Location: NC on Oct 3, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    OSOC, we WILL be heard! It may be in 2010 but, we will be heard! It would be nice though if some of the media would report the WHOLE story instead of the watered down versions we get here. Hey, we can't call them the mainstream media anymore. Fox has the BEST ratings of them all. Fox is the mainstream media the way I see it. The only media.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 3, 2009 at 02:18 PM
    Matt, the only news covering this story still is Fox. You know, the ones liberals are so afraid of. I mean, they might just find out the truth for a change. Dadke also embezzeled 1 million in Acorn money... what a nice guy! Oh, I found Lavon and Derek, they both slithered out from underneath a rock to attack on the school story. Funny, they won't come here, cowards, no defense of their honor. Well, they are cheering their one term president.....what a loser.
  • by Matt Location: NC on Oct 2, 2009 at 10:06 PM
    Report the truth WITN. You will be held accountable by your readers (watchers). Follow this story. It's worth following. Spread some truth for a change.
  • by Matt Location: NC on Oct 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM
    I watched a show on Fox tonight comparing ACORN to what I deemed a Jim Jones piramid scheme. Radke the founder of ACORN said as long as the poor will follow I will lead. Wow! He will keep taking money from whoever will donate. As long as the poor will donate he will keep taking their money. I hear Ya Jim!!! Lead people don't follow!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 29, 2009 at 08:06 AM
    Anonymous, Poor, Poor, Lavon, misguided by the koolaid and totally lost in politics. He actually, don't laugh, thinks Obama is doing a great job....baawwwwaaaaaaaaa!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2009 at 06:39 AM
    Lavon is praising his chosen one on the President Obama To Suggest More School Time story. Every day I see more and more corruption in our government. But most are failing to open their eyes.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 29, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    Matt, don't let it. We have ACORN and the indoctrination of our school kids, HMMMMM, HMMMMMM, HMMMMM. It just goes to show how desperate liberals are to hold power. Anyway they can.
  • by Matt Location: NC on Sep 27, 2009 at 10:00 PM
    This story is being allowed to die. Just like the country. What a sad time in America. I have little faith that justice will be served in this case. That will just harded my resolve and others to do what's right.
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