ACORN state affiliates, offices to close by April 1
CHICAGO (WKOW) -- National ACORN spokesperson says the organization's board has decided to close remaining state affiliates and field offices by April 1 because of falling revenues.
Some other national operations of the once mighty community activist group will continue operating for at least several weeks before shutting for good.
Scandal enveloped the organization six months ago when video footage emerged showing ACORN workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute.
Several big affiliates, including ACORN New York and California, broke away this year and changed their names in a bid to ditch the tarnished image of their parent organization and restore funding that ran dry in the wake of the video scandal.
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