Friday, September 18, 2009

Orange County ACORN Office Shuts Down!

The Orange County ACORN office has shut its doors. I just spoke with the landlord at the office complex in Santa Ana, California, where local ACORN hacks provided services. The building-owner said she had just spoken with ACORN officials at the Los Angeles office. The group announced intent to vacate the premises this morning; personnel would be coming to Santa Ana to clear out their effects at an undisclosed date. The website to ACORN's Santa Ana office is here.

CEO Bertha Lewis released
an earlier statement at ACORN's main page:
As a result of the indefensible action of a handful of our employees, I am, in consultation with ACORN's Executive Committee, immediately ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORN's service programs until completion of an independent review.
Looks like the termination of "new intakes" is starting right away, with the immediate downsizing of service delivery for the group. I took these photos. At bottom is the protest sign of Tawnya, one of the Orange County 9-12 protest organizers who visited the office today (that's her reflection in the first picture at the window):

(ADDED: Via Snark and Boobs, check WISTV News, "ACORN Loses Federal Cash, Vacates Columbia Office; Clyburn Responds"; plus, linked at Patriot Room.)

10 comments:

Average American said...

Oooooooh, more lay offs. Couldn't have happened to nicer people!

Donald Douglas said...

Thank AA!

The blogprof said...

These people are like cockroaches. The light was shown on them and they scattered, only to collect elsewhere under a different banner.

Donald Douglas said...

You're funny, Blog Prof!!

Lew Waters said...

Watch for them to resume operations under the name they announced they would change to this past June, Community Organizations International.

From the founder of ACORN's blog, Name Games

Donald Douglas said...

Interesting article ... thanks Lew!

TheAccidentalConservative said...

They are on the run......

PrivatePigg said...

It's California - they won't be gone long!

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks AC!

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Private ... I hope you're wrong!!