More confirmation comes of my previous reports (including my book) that the ACORN network is alive and well, albeit in a different form.
Watchdog group Cause of Action reports that there are 174 “Still-Active ACORN Entities, ACORN Allies, and Rebranded ACORN Organizations.”
“For some of these groups, all they did was legally change their name. Nothing else changed. The corporate structure, leadership and staff are the same,” said Karen Groen Olea, Cause of Action’s chief counsel.
I haven’t confirmed all 174 entities on Cause of Action’s list.
Apparently Cause of Action considers #16 and #17, Advancement Project and Advancement Project California, and #23 and #24, Alliance for Justice and Alliance for Justice Action Campaign, to be ACORN allies, as opposed to part of the ACORN network.
Another key ACORN ally is #41, Catalist LLC. Catalist is a political consultancy that has close ties to George Soros and his billionaire leftists’ club, the Democracy Alliance. Catalist aggregates voter information for left-wing get-out-the-vote organizations such as ACORN, MoveOn, Sierra Club, EMILY’s List, Center for Community Change, Service Employees International Union, USAction, the League of Conservation Voters, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the AFL-CIO. Catalist specializes in “microtargeting,” a data-intensive system that political candidates use to track individual voters and identify potential supporters. Some say Catalist was instrumental in helping Democrats win back control of Congress six years ago. ACORN is (or was) a client of Catalist.
I have compiled my own lists of “old” ACORN entities and “new” ACORN entities.