Many of ACORN’s affiliates, allies, and old chapters remain active under different names — and at least two have received federal dollars — despite the left-wing community-organizing group’s official dissolution and ban on receiving federal funds, according to a new report.
Cause of Action, a nonprofit government watchdog group, recently identified 174 active or rebranded ACORN affiliates, as well as organizations that share former ACORN staff. ...
In some ways, [Capital Research Center investigator Matthew] Vadum said, the official collapse of ACORN was the best thing that could have happened to the organization. The former shell has now split into dozens of groups, making it much harder to track.