ACORN: We’re Not Changing Our Name
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is challenging a report by the Washington Examiner’s Kevin Mooney which alleged that the group had changed its name to “continue their operations without worrying about prior bad publicity.” According to ACORN spokesman Nathan Henderson-James:
ACORN is not changing its name. ACORN International, a five-year old organization of overseas former ACORN affiliates, did. ACORN withdrew from ACORN International a year ago as part of an overall restructuring process and requested that they stop using the ACORN name, which they have now done.
More about the Examiner, which has been running daily stories about union and community group scandals — not so many openly refuted by the subjects — in this story.