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the WE community organizing group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) will cease operations due to reduced funding. The group said in a statement that it would close most of its field offices by 1 April.

The leaders of the organization said in a joint statement that "ACORN members have something to be proud of – from promoting homeownership to rebuilding New Orleans." , from raising wages to securing streets, from training community leaders to promoting voter turnout – ACORN members worked hard to create stronger communities, more inclusive democracy and a more inclusive nation. just. "

The group, founded in 1970, played a leading role in the 2008 US Presidential Electionsbecause he led many registration and fundraising campaigns for the then senator. Barack Obama, Among others Democratic candidates. The organization was examined for the first time during the Mid-term elections of 2006when some of his employees were accused of electoral fraud. The situation worsened in 2009 after a video undercover revealing that two of his employees were giving advice on creating a prostitution network and tax evasion.

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