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|ACORN Keeps Members' Dues After Bankruptcy||| Print ||
|Written by Bruce Walker|
|Sunday, 20 March 2011 20:31|
ACORN has been exposed as a fraud in many recent undercover investigations. Its staff has advised people how to purchase homes for use as brothels for underage immigrant girls. ACORN itself has been implicated in many voter fraud operations, which included registering as voter household pets, imaginary people, and convicted felons. The image of this organization is increasingly perceived as unsavory and dishonest, but — its apologists seem to believe — at least it is sticking up for the “little guy.” A story out of Delaware, however, makes that claim about ACORN dubious.
Kerry Sheldon in 2009 signed up to join ACORN so that she could receive mortgage counseling. She was worried about losing her home through foreclosure. Sheldon explained her feeling at the time: “It didn’t seem like a bad deal. I was excited somebody was going to help me.” Her dues to ACORN were $10 a month and those dues were automatically taken out of her credit union checking account. Sheldon, however, never heard from ACORN and the help that ACORN promised with her mortgage never materialized. Finally, Kerry Sheldon went directly to the mortgage lender to made arrangements to fix the problem that she had with her mortgage.
ACORN 8 is an organization formed by ex-ACORN employees. This organization says that it has received reports from ex-ACORN members across the nation who have told ACORN 8 that they, too, have resigned from ACORN but have continued to have their dues deducted from their checking accounts. This criticism by ACORN 8 is not based upon any philosophical hostility to the leftist agenda of ACORN. In fact, ACORN 8 describes itself as composed of “typically loyal Democrats” who “share a passionate about helping the underserved.”