As the nation focused on the signing of the health care bill, another big story went relatively unnoticed:

After being rocked by a series of high-profile scandals, ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is disbanding as its funding has vanished and debts have climbed. It is reportedly closing April 1. The group, which was one of the longest running and most active community organizations focused on poor and working class families, became the center of controversy last summer when conservative activists secretly recorded ACORN employees appearing to give advice on skirting tax laws.

Before that, however, ACORN was the center of scandal over an embezzlement coverup and charges of voter fraud. ACORN said in a statement released Monday, according to Reuters, that it has been the target of a “series of well-orchestrated, relentless, well-funded right wing attacks.”

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Jim Moss

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