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A Letter to the President

Posted on September 30, 2009. Filed under: Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Mr. President,
 
Never in my life have I ever disrespected a President of the United States of America. I have always felt that no matter the disagreements, the office holds a certain level of respect. Then, Mr. President, you were elected.
 
I did not vote for you. I certainly considered it. I would have been proud to support the first African-American nominee for president. I was proud that my country had come that far in my lifetime. I found your words intriguing, even compelling. The debates, however, made me take notice of your willingness to stretch the truth and morph the facts to fit your own agenda.
 
At the nomination of Sarah Palin, I cried at the sight of a mom with her children on the platform. What a great moment in American history. Even though Geraldine Ferarro had been nominated for the position with Mondale so many years ago, it was still comforting to this mother and grandmother. I felt pride in my country again, for overcoming another hurdle of bias. I would have thought you would have delighted in it, too. For America’s sake. What a historical election this was going to be. Instead you and your camp hurled insult after condescending insult at her. For no good reason. A fighter of corruption and a watchdog for government thrift. She most certainly did not deserve your insults. Politics aside, what those on the left did to that woman, sincerely hurt my heart.
 
Then came Joe the Plumber. Why would a person “of the little people” snap at one in such a vile manner? That was odd. Coupled with the insults to Mrs. Palin I began to see a pattern emerging. Not a pattern I would attribute to a champion of the downtrodden, but rather a common thug.
 
Then I became aware of your back story, Mr. President. I knew then you were not what you purported to be. I knew then you could not be trusted. Your color, Sir, has nothing to do with it. The color of your soul, however, does. History, so far, has proven my judgment correct.
 
You are nothing but a snake oil salesman, spewing lies in order to sell your product. We’re not buying any of it.
 
Why would we not mock you? You are the one that lowered the bar with your Saul Alinsky tactics. You mastered them so well you were able to teach them to all your community organizers, like ACORN. Isn’t that how they bullied the banks into making all those bad loans?
 
The first rule, as you well know, Mr. President, is Power is not only what you have, but what the “enemy” thinks you have. It’s abundantly clear to us now, the enemy is defined by you as the American people. Is that why you disregard the constitution at every turn, hoping we won’t notice?
 
The second rule is Never go outside the experience of your people. Is that why, Mr. President, you insist on having all those (unconstitutional) Czars?
 
Thirdly, Mr. President, is the rule stating to, whenever possible, go outside the expertise of your enemy. Is that why the good people of America must spend every one of the few precious moments they have at the end of a long day, a day in which THEY actually fulfill their obligations,educating themselves on all the back door dealing, and researching the bills your friends in the house and senate are hurling at us faster than we can duck from. Is that why the American people are forced to ferret out the real news, expand our vocabularies to include words like oligarchy, and decipher the subtle differences between socialism, Marxism, fascism and communism so we can figure out which one you are running us headlong into? Is that why we must now spend the weekends teaching our children and grandchildren about our brave and glorious forefathers, teaching them the profound meaning of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these United States – only after becoming aware of the prostitution of our history at the hands of the National Education Association?
 
Isn’t it the fourth rule that states, Mr. President, Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. We are, now, based on your insistence, living up to our constitutional responsibilities. You, on the other hand are NOT living up to yours. Remember that oath you took? Remember the promises you made? Didn’t we all hear you declare your administration would be a beacon of transparency?  Didn’t we hear you declare no lobbyists would be allowed in your cabinet? Didn’t we hear you say you would not raise taxes on the middle class? Didn’t we hear you say you were going to cut spending in Washington by going through the budget line by line? Didn’t we hear you tell us you were going to bring into service only the best and brightest ? Were you speaking of those that were most schooled in the leftist agenda? We misunderstood that part. 
 
The fifth of Alinsky’s rules is  Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. This must be your favorite one. It is very evident you are a master at it. Does it hearten you to see how studious the American people are in learning this one? It’s kind of painful to be on the receiving end, though, huh? I know some people think it would be much better to offer up sincere debate on issues, but they are probably naive. Ridicule is much more fun. Of course, it doesn’t solve the problem, but I have a feeling that’s not your actual agenda anyway.
 
The sixth rule states A good tactic is one your people enjoy. Well, I am certain they enjoy rule #5. Also, it seems they enjoy taking the taxpayers payers money to fund their corruption. Hence Van Jones $8,000,000,000 dollar budget, another $8,000,000,000 dollars to ACORN, Americore, Health Care “Reform”, Cap and Tax,  How much to the UN? Geez, there are so many hilarious stunts.  Oh, and I am sure your boondoggle trip to Copenhagen on not one, but two huge jets, at the cost of 2 million gallons of fuel and 2 million tons of carbon plus the actual cost of the trip and security and WOW! that’s a huge waste of taxpayer funds. And let’s not forget all the tax money you will be funneling into your friends pockets, back there in Chicago if you are successful… well, that’s just a hoot. Not to us, but I am certain you and “your people” are laughing hysterically.
 
The seventh rule, Mr. President, A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. That must be why we have unreasonable deadlines that do not even allow the American people to read the legislation. Yeah, you’re right, that would be a drag. To your agenda anyway. Look what happened this summer at those pesky town hall meetings.
 
Rule eight, Keep the pressure on, explains how you are man-handling the few good representatives we have in the House and Senate to get the job done. They don’t need to worry about the American people or the Constitution. You’ll take care of us. That’s exactly what we are afraid of.
 
The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself is rule nine. This must why you ignore the American people. After all, what are THEY gonna do.
 
Rule ten- The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. So it is true, you think if you continue to throw the fast passed, never ending, pardon me Sir, bullshit at us, we will eventually tire. Oh, we are tired all right. Tired of your tactics, and it is true many of us are missing sleep night after night. But, I assure you, Sir, we will not quit. You underestimate the American people’s love for their country and their freedom.
 
Number eleven is If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into it’s counter side. That explains buying up the car companies in hopes we will forget about it when they become, well, if they become profitable. Then there’s the banks. You kinda got screwed on that one, Mr. President. But I guess you could always blame George Bush.
 
Number twelve The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Alinsky explains this by saying you can not risk being trapped by your enemy in his sudden agreement with your demand, when he says “You’re right- we don’t know what to do about this issue, now you tell us.” Guess that’s why you refuse to tell Congress what you want in these bills, huh? You don’t have a friggin’ clue, do you? It’s ok, I think you’re counting on your looks and charm to get you through.
 
Number thirteen and the final tactic is one you know so very, very well. You have taught it to all your cronies, too. Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Problem is, you do it so well, you taught the American people how to do it, too. And you thought you were going to “Unite” us. Oh, yeah, that was just a load of crap, too.
 
While I hoped we could be friends, I am sorry to say you have declared us, the American people, your enemy. You do so every single time you use one of Alinsky’s tactics upon us. You took an oath you merely wanted to mock, on a bible you mock as well. That’s too bad.
 
We the people, yeah, I know you think that’s funny too, know the real power does not lie in the hands of the President of the United States. It only temporarily lies with elected representatives in the House and Senate. The real power lies with us, the people. We are rising like a phoenix from the ashes, Mr. President. Your call to duty has been heard. I know they told you about the March on Washington, and hopefully they filled you in on the actual size of the crowd. If you refuse to conform, if you refuse to do your job according to the oath you took, it will be at YOUR peril, not ours. That is not a threat to you, Mr. President, that is a threat to your ability to maintain the office you are so enjoying. 
 
Our forefathers, the ones you care nothing for and that we hold so dear, they gave us the ability to toss you out like yesterday’s news. You and your friends. That is our house, the people’s house. As smart as you are supposed to be, one would think you know that.
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SOCIALIST AGENDA – ANOTHER NAME FOR GREED (at your expense)

Posted on September 29, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I have not seen Capitalism, A Love Story. I never intend to see it. I do know this. Public records show that for one of his vacation homes, Mr. Moore and his wife own a lakeside retreat in Northern Michigan. In the Tax Assessor’s opinion, the home and extra lot (wonder if he’ll sell that to Obama?) have an estimated value over $2,000,000. He should love capitalism. That’s one of who knows how many houses he owns. The tax bill gets mailed to a Park Ave, NY address. Per celebnetworth website http://www.celebnetworth.com/richest-celebrities/michael-moore-net-worth/ , his net worth is estimated at $25,000,000. Not bad for an anti-capitalist, huh? The money came from you.
 
Politicians, even democrats who embrace socialist policies, are reporting net worths in the many millions. Nancy Pelosi, for example, has the fourth highest net worth as of her last filing. While not detailed out (they are allowed VAST ranges), her net worth from her own accord is somewhere between $30,000,000 and $132,000,000. 
http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007360&year=2007   Many of these people had “normal” assets before becoming federal politicians. Amusing, huh? The money came from you.
 
Actors are the highest paid “skill-set” in America. Sean Penn is known for his anti-American, anti-capitalism stance. I find that extremely interesting. Here in America, living by the principles he says he hates so much, he was able to build a net worth estimated at $120,000,000 http://www.celebnetworth.com/richest-celebrities/sean-penn-net-worth/. Go figure. The money came from you.
 
George Soros, who was detailed here earlier this week ( http://wp.me/pxG9Z-9S ), and who uses his money to purposely overthrow our Constitution and our Republic toward socialist ends, has an estimated net worth at $111,000,000,000. (yeah billion). The money came from you and others like you around the world.
 
The United Nations, a leader in pushing a worldwide socialist agenda, received last year alone, from you, the hardworking American taxpayer, 22% of it’s annual budget.  Their budget is estimated at $4 for every inhabitant of earth, so roughly, that means the US pays nearly $1 for every living human being, every year. That’s a lot of money.  Especially when that does not included the $515,000,000 US spends every year to provide security for UN personnel and dignitaries. This money came from you, too.
 
I could go on and on. I think by now you get my point. All of these people, concerned Capitalism is bad for the world, should of thought of that before they reached into our pockets. Many of us lead paltry lives, you know, clinging to our guns and our bibles, clipping coupons, shopping at Wal-mart, just hoping to get by. They, on the other hand, rape us from every angle. They have taken our money, then sit high on their thrones mocking us. They are trying to take our religion, our guns, our voices and our freedom.
 
As Americans, fighting for the very promise of America, we need to ban together. No longer can we allow the labels, bequeathed to us by the political class in Washington, to hang around our necks like lead weights on a noose. That’s a tool they use to separate and confuse us. It’s a scam, like nearly everything else they throw at us. We are, first and foremost, Americans. We have let them divide us, but it is my hope we will come together before they conquer us. With the so-called “health care reform” legislation this week, and the promise of “clean energy” legislation next week (neither of which solve the issue they are named for) and other TERDs (Truly Enormously Ridiculous Deeds) they are throwing at us, time is running short.
 
I have laid out some ideas over the past week on how we can take back our country. For now, though, as detailed, we must fight the battles as they arise. Please, take ten minutes a week to compose an email. Then five minutes or less a day to email it to everyone in government who purports to represent your interest. We need you to call radio shows (both left and right leaning) to voice your dissatisfaction with pending legislation and pending agendas. Make at least one of those calls a week. If you can not do that (some of us are shy), please write a letter to your newspaper editor or attend and speak at a local governmental meeting. Speak clearly and loudly, no matter which way you choose to do so. Every single week. PLEASE. Remember – power goes to the PERCIEVED majority. That’s the mistake we have made. We allowed them to have the loudest voice. Wear a button, get a bumper sticker- what ever you have to do to claim your side.
 
Keep this in mind, too. Even though they want you to feel ashamed and alone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I can tell you, I am certain, there are exponentially more of us than there are of them. They are trained to speak loudly and mock. We need to learn from them. Estimates put their share of the population at 12%. Are we really going to mock our forefathers like they do, by letting a mere minority place us and our kids and grandkids in perpetual servitude to the US government or the UN?
 
I have included below, a few of the websites available in which you can track net worth data for yourself. There are many others, I am sure. A list of political money tracking sites, and many other watchdog tools, are available to the right of this column, in the Watchdog Tools category. Find out what these hypocrites are worth and let everyone know. We need to point out the hypocrisy they live by. Just as with the Smart Growth and Nature Conservancy agendas.. their motto is.. What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine, too. Simple greed in a new fangled package. Let’s ban together to show them it’s not. What’s ours is ours- the tragedy is now we have to fight to defend it.  
 
They may be mocking us now, but I pray to my God (the one they don’t profess to believe in) we have the last laugh.
 
 
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A One-Two Punch to the American People

Posted on September 28, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

FOCUS IS NOW ON HEALTH CARE REFORM LEGISLATION- BUT MANY OTHER PERILS ARE IN OUR IMMEDIATE FUTURE:

UN CLIMATE SCIENTISTS and other Government Scientists SPEAK OUT ON GLOBAL WARMING

“Controlling carbon is kind of a bureaucrat’s dream.

If you control carbon, you control life.”

– MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen, UN IPCC lead author and reviewer.

Per Senator Inhofe’s website: The Senate climate debate has largely been in standby mode since June, but Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is ready to kick-start the process with the release next week of a draft bill. Sources off Capitol Hill say they expect Boxer to start legislative hearings during the week of Oct. 5, with a tentative markup penciled in for the week of Oct. 12. Of course, much depends on the fate of the Senate health care bill, just how quick U.S. EPA can turn around an economic analysis of Boxer’s legislation and whether the chairwoman wants to satisfy key moderates on her panel, which include Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Arlen Specter (D-Pa.). Here is the House version that passed http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2454/show 

 http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=83947f5d-d84a-4a84-ad5d-6e2d71db52d9

At link above you will find the 225 page 2009 Minority Report “..Scientists Debunk Global Warming Crisis”

One scientist, DR. JOHN T. EVERETT, UN IPCC lead author and reviewer, led work on five impact analyses for the IPCC including Fisheries, Polar Regions, Oceans and Coastal Zones. a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) senior manager, project manager for the UN Atlas of the Oceans, said “It is time for a reality check,” Warming is not a big deal and is not a bad thing, The oceans and coastal zones have been far warmer and colder than is projected in the present scenarios of climate change. I would much rather have the present warm climate, and even further warming, than the next ice age that will bring temperatures much colder than even today. The NOAA PaleoClimate Program shows us that when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, the earth was much warmer, the CO2 levels were 2 to 4 times higher, and coral reefs were much more expansive. The earth was so productive then that we are still using the oil, coal, and gas it generated. For most life in the oceans, warming means faster growth, reduced energy requirements to stay warm, lower winter mortalities, and wider ranges of distribution,” he explained. “No one knows whether the Earth is going to keep warming, or since reaching a peak in 1998, we are at the start of a cooling cycle that will last several decades or more.” The quotes from 700+ scientists go on from there. Proof there is no concensus at all.

Despite tax dollars being spent on a report, in which consensus is Global Warming Science is not based on science at all, but rather a ploy by the UN and governments worldwide to take control, many of your elected officials refuse to back down.

At http://www.petitionproject.org/

   you’ll see that

31,478 American scientists have signed a petition, including 9,029 with PhDs signed a petition. The purpose of the Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climatological damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.

 

Proved: There is No Climate Crisis -Written by Robert Ferguson (July 2008)

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/press/proved_no_climate_crisis.html 

Mathematical proof that there is no “climate crisis” appears today in a major, peer-reviewed paper in Physics and Society, a learned journal of the 4,600-strong American Physical Society, SPPI reports. Christopher Monckton, who once advised Margaret Thatcher, demonstrates via 30 equations that computer models used by the UN’s climate panel (IPCC) were pre-programmed with overstated values for the three variables whose product is “climate sensitivity” (temperature increase in response to greenhouse-gas increase), resulting in a 500-2000% overstatement of CO2’s effect on temperature in the IPCC’s latest climate assessment report, published in 2007.

Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered [http://www.aps.org/units/fps/newsletters/200807/index.cfm] demonstrates that later this century a doubling of the concentration of CO2 compared with pre-industrial levels will increase global mean surface temperature not by the 6 °F predicted by the IPCC but, harmlessly, by little more than 1 °F.

The CBO released a report touting the detrimental impact on the nations families over time, and this research is MODEST based on other reports that call it cataclysmic to American families and impotent against it’s portended goals. Although it was widely reported the CBO, as is not unusual, underestimated the cost to Americans. The bill is fraudulent and based on ficticious science perpetrated only to gain tax reciepts for the government, profit for GE and Goldman Sachs, power for the UN.

 

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) stated way back in a 2003 press release : http://inhofe.senate.gov/pressreleases/climate.htm

One very critical element to our success as policymakers is how we use science. That is especially true for environmental policy, which relies very heavily on science. I have insisted that federal agencies use the best, non-political science to drive decision-making. Strangely, I have been harshly criticized for taking this stance. To the environmental extremists, my insistence on sound science is outrageous. For them, a “pro-environment” philosophy can only mean top-down, command-and-control rules dictated by bureaucrats. Science is irrelevant-instead, for extremists, politics and power are the motivating forces for making public policy.  

Over the past 2 hours, I have offered compelling evidence that catastrophic global warming is a hoax. That conclusion is supported by the painstaking work of the nation’s top climate scientists.

What have those scientists concluded? The Kyoto Protocol has no environmental benefits; natural variability, not fossil fuel emissions, is the overwhelming factor influencing climate change; satellite data, confirmed by NOAA balloon measurements, confirms that no meaningful warming has occurred over the last century; and climate models predicting dramatic temperature increases over the next 100 years are flawed and highly imperfect.

 
Finally I will return to the words of Dr. Frederick Seitz, a past president of the National Academy of Sciences, and a professor emeritus at Rockefeller University, who compiled the Oregon Petition:

But if the relationship between public policy and science is distorted for political ends, the result is flawed policy that hurts the environment, the economy, and the people we serve.” 

 
Over the past 2 hours, I have offered compelling evidence that catastrophic global warming is a hoax. That conclusion is supported by the painstaking work of the nation’s top climate scientists. Finally I will return to the words of Dr. Frederick Seitz, a past president of the National Academy of Sciences, and a professor emeritus at Rockefeller University, who compiled the Oregon Petition:

What have those scientists concluded? The Kyoto Protocol has no environmental benefits; natural variability, not fossil fuel emissions, is the overwhelming factor influencing climate change; satellite data, confirmed by NOAA balloon measurements, confirms that no meaningful warming has occurred over the last century; and climate models predicting dramatic temperature increases over the next 100 years are flawed and highly imperfect.

 

“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”

These are sobering words, which the extremists have chosen to ignore. So what could possibly be the motivation for global warming alarmism? Since I’ve become chairman of the EPW Committee, it’s become pretty clear: fundraising. Environmental extremists rake in million of dollars, not to solve environmental problems, but to fuel their ever-growing fundraising machines, part of which are financed by federal taxpayers.

So what have we learned from the scientists and economists I’ve talked about today?

The claim that global warming is caused by man-made emissions is simply untrue and not based on sound science.

 
C02 does not cause catastrophic disasters-actually it would be benefitical to our environment and our economy.
 
Kyoto would improse huge costs on Americans, especially the poor.
 
The motives for Kyoto are economic not environmental-that is, proponents favor handicapping the Amverican economy through carbon taxes and more regulations.
 
With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? It sure sounds like it.

And yet, Democrats and those aligning themselves with the environmental justice crowd in Washington insist on getting Cap and Trade legislation passed.  They must be stopped.

 

 

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ACORN Connections in White House Named and Other ACORN Updates

Posted on September 28, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , |

 

ACORN’s Man in the White House

By on 9.28.09 @ 6:09AM

Newly discovered evidence shows the radical advocacy group ACORN has a man in the Obama White House.

This power behind the throne is longtime ACORN operative Patrick Gaspard. He holds the title of White House political affairs director, the same title Karl Rove held in President Bush’s White House.

Evidence shows that years before he joined the Obama administration, Gaspard was ACORN boss Bertha Lewis’s political director in New York.

Lewis, the current “chief organizer” or CEO of ACORN, was head of New York ACORN from at least 1994 through 2008, when she took over as national leader of ACORN. With Gaspard at work in the White House, Lewis might as well be speaking to President Obama through an earpiece as he goes about his daily business ruining the country.

Erick Erickson of the website RedState recently did an excellent job explaining the relationship of Gaspard to Lewis and President Obama so I won’t take up space here recalling all his valuable insights. Suffice it to say Erickson reported that Gaspard figures prominently in Lewis’s rolodex, which Erickson has in his possession.

Skeptics among you may ask, How do we actually know the low-profile Gaspard, who prefers to work outside the public spotlight and who can hardly be found in Nexis searches at all, was Lewis’s right hand man?

Because Gaspard’s employment with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is acknowledged by no less an authority than ACORN founder Wade Rathke himself. Rathke writes at his blog: 

Tell me that 1199’s former political director, Patrick Gaspard (who was ACORN New York’s political director before that) didn’t reach out from the White House and help make that happen, and I’ll tell you to take some remedial classes in “politics 101.”

The “before that” time period Rathke is referring to is 2003 when Gaspard was executive vice president for political and legislative affairs for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. According to publicly available disclosure documents, Gaspard registered as a federal lobbyist for SEIU on Oct. 22, 2007. The registration and subsequent disclosures indicate he lobbied Congress on SCHIP, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Incidentally, the lines between ACORN and radical left-wing SEIU, whose acronym stands for Service Employees International Union, become fuzzy in places.

SEIU Locals 100 and 880 are part of the ACORN network of organizations. Local 100 in New Orleans is headed by Rathke. SEIU Local 880 in Chicago is headed by longtime ACORN insider Keith Kelleher.

You’d never know about the SEIU connection from visiting ACORN’s website, http://www.acorn.org. That’s because the website has been receiving a thorough scrubbing in recent months. On ACORN’s affiliated organizations page, references to the two SEIU locals mysteriously disappeared.

It’s worth noting that Gaspard’s ties to ACORN, SEIU, and Lewis go way back.

According to the Complete Marquis Who’s Who, Gaspard has a long history of political involvement stretching back to at least 1989 when he volunteered for the David Dinkins mayoral campaign in New York City. In 2003 he became acting field director for Howard Dean’s presidential bid. He was national field director in 2004 for America Coming Together, a now-defunct get-out-the-vote operation that received a $775,000 fine for campaign finance abuses. In 2006 Gaspard was acting political director for SEIU International.

Gaspard also worked for New York’s Working Families Party, which is an appendage of ACORN. Lewis is a co-founder of that party — which endorsed Obama last year —  and has close ties to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) who has been most reluctant to have the House Judiciary subcommittee he chairs investigate ACORN.

Nadler invented the incredibly creative argument that recent legislative language aimed at depriving ACORN of federal funding constitutes an unconstitutional “bill of attainder.” Perhaps singling out the mafia for a federal funds cutoff would be unconstitutional too in his eyes.

Meanwhile, the American public is beginning to realize that ACORN is a vast criminal conspiracy whose reach extends to the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Obama’s statement that he’s barely aware of ACORN’s problems is nothing short of ridiculous, especially so because Patrick Gaspard was a political director for ACORN New York.

Last year he worked as national political director for the Obama campaign followed by a stint as associate personnel director for the Obama-Biden transition team.

As the old Washington saying goes, politics is personnel. Who knows how many administration officials were put in place by Gaspard with direct input from ACORN’s Bertha Lewis. It boggles the mind. 

We also now know the Obama administration was lying about ACORN’s high level involvement in the 2010 Census. The coordination between ACORN and the Census was revealed as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the relentless investigator Tegan Millspaw of Judicial Watch. The Census and other government agencies have cut ties with ACORN as the ACORN scandal widens.

We have to wonder: when it comes to ACORN, what else is the Obama administration lying about?

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/09/22/redstate-exclusive-a-review-of-acorn-ceo-bertha-lewiss-rolodex-suggests-strong-white-house-ties/

The story in a nutshell:

  • Bertha Lewis is the CEO of ACORN.
  • In a review of Lewis’s contacts list, which was leaked to RedState, Bertha Lewis has the office, cell phone, home number, and private personal email address of Patrick Gaspard.
  • Patrick Gaspard holds Karl Rove’s position in the White House and was Obama’s Political Director during the campaign.
  • In addition to Patrick, Bertha has Patrick’s brother Michael in her rolodex. She lists Michael as working at the Advance Group.
  • The Advance Group is ACORN’s lobbying organization.
  • In other words, besides having Obama’s political director’s contact info, the political director’s brother works for ACORN via its lobbying shop.

On Sunday, Barack Obama played ignorant on the situation with ACORN. Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.” Never mind that Barack Obama used to work for ACORN.

Based on information obtained by RedState, we think Barack Obama may live to regret those words.

With everybody focused on ACORN these days, what if we could dig around and see who in the Obama administration shows up in Bertha Lewis’s rolodex? Bertha Lewis is the CEO of ACORN.

Bertha Lewis is considered one of the 100 most influential women in New York according to Crain’s New York Business. She is an activist, organizer, and radical of the far left. When she calls, union bosses and others pick up the phone.

It’s not that hard to look into her contacts. RedState has seen a list of Bertha Lewis’s contacts. We did not seek it out. It just showed up one day unsolicited. We did not ask for it. We did not expect to get it. But now that we have it, we should see who is in there.

The contacts came from a credible source who is no fan of ACORN. An ACORN employee gave it to him. Having examined the file for a week and after consulting with others, we believe the list is legitimate. It fits a recent pattern of leaks out of ACORN as the rats scramble from the sinking ship.

The list contains the private email addresses and cell phones of scores of powerful and influential people from Al Sharpton to Charlie Rangel. It contains several people inside the Barack Obama administration including one of the closest ties to Barack Obama other than his wife.

One word about the list of contacts — some of the contacts are outdated. Like with most people’s contact lists, some of the people have not had their contact information updated in a while. I know the file has at least been updated because it also contains Michael Steele and lists him as Chairman of the GOP — an act that did not take place until this year. To be fair though, it is just his generic email address. That is not the case with some others. Likewise, other names on the list are very current and some have portions of their information outdated and other data current.

The Advance Group

To get a sense of the ties to the White House, one must first understand what the Advance Group is. The organization appears over and over again in the list of contacts.

Were you to look at its website you’d see nothing of interest. It is a rather innocuous “under construction” page. But behind that page is a host of connections.

A review of the Advance Group’s lobbyist filings with the State of New York shows it represents several organizations that fight for social justice, minority rights, etc. It also represents the New York Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, or ACORN. And not just any branch of ACORN, but the main branch. Though its name is New York ACORN, it’s registered address is New Orleans, LA. While ACORN keeps its organization somewhat nebulous, and also for profit so it does not have to reveal details about its organization, New York ACORN with a registered address in Louisiana is, for all intents and purposes, ACORN.

It’s registered lobbyist with the Advance Group is Scott Levenson. Mr. Levenson is also named ACORN’s national spokesman. He made headlines recently when Glenn Beck threw Mr. Levenson off his show during a segment on ACORN.

http://www.nyc.gov/lobbyistsearch/search?lobbyist=The+Advance+Group
Link to see ADVANCE GROUP CLIENTS from IRS 990 form

Patrick Gaspard

Patrick Gaspard was the Executive Vice President for the SEIU until Barack Obama asked Gaspard to become his Presidential Campaign’s National Political Director. Once in the White House, Gaspard became Barack Obama’s Director of the Office of Political Affairs. He is Barack Obama’s Karl Rove, but unlike Rove, eschews the spotlight, which is why so many compare David Axelrod to Rove.

Gaspard is in the news this week as the man who delivered the horse head to New York Governor David Paterson — telling Paterson not to run for re-election.

Patrick Gaspard intentionally keeps a low profile, preferring to work behind the scenes. It makes him effective.

Michael Gaspard

Patrick Gaspard’s brother Michael Gaspard works for The Advance Group. Michael apparently keeps a lower profile than his brother. He does not appear on lobbyist disclosures for The Advance Group in the State of New York. Nonetheless, he works there. Ms. Lewis’s contacts list confirms Michael Gaspard’s employment there.

Tying Bertha Lewis to the Gaspard Brothers

The level of detail Bertha Lewis has for contacting Patrick Gaspard suggests a closeness between the two.

Ms. Lewis has Patrick Gaspard’s office number, home number, and cell phone number. Patrick’s information still contains the 212 area code, which suggests it has not been updated since he moved to Washington, D.C. However, only 131 of the 1,894 contacts, or 7% of the total, list home phone numbers, let alone home, office, and cell phone numbers. For perspective, only 31 of the 1,849 contacts have home, office, cell phone, and business email addresses listed. Patrick Gaspard makes that list.

Gaspard’s contact information also contains his private personal email address making him among the most detailed contacts on the list. Only Wade Rathke, the founder of ACORN, and a handful of others have as much personal information in Lewis’s contacts list as Patrick Gaspard.

Bertha Lewis also has Michael Gaspard’s office number and cell phone. In addition, as noted above, Michael Gaspard works for ACORN’s registered lobbying organization and with ACORN’s national spokesman.

Other Administration Connections

A cursory view of Ms. Lewis’s contacts lists shows a couple of other obvious administration contacts too.

It will come as no surprise that Ms. Lewis keeps up with Shaun Donovan. Mr. Donovan is now the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development. Before that, Mr. Donovan was the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). In New York City, he worked on affordable housing initiatives right up ACORN’s alley. His contact information has not been updated since he left the HPD.

Then there is Karine Jean-Pierre. She originally worked for John Edwards. In fact, Ms. Lewis’s contacts list still has her listed with John Edwards’ campaign, but also has Ms. Jean-Pierre’s personal and presumably still working personal email address, etc. Ms. Jean-Pierre left there to work for Congressman Anthony Weiner, then became Barack Obama’s regional political director.. She is now the White House liaison for the Department of Labor. That’s a handy contact.

The web of connections from Ms. Lewis’s contacts list goes straight into the White House and out the other door into the Departments of Labor and Housing and Urban Development, circling back to ACORN’s lobbying operation.

With the White House trying to distance itself from ACORN, Ms. Lewis’s contacts there might make it more difficult. She has clear ties to Patrick and Michael Gaspard, the President’s fixer and the man who gets ACORN projects and money.

The President can say “I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money,” but a review of Ms. Lewis’s contacts list suggests that is not the case.

Exclusive: FEMA Awards Fire Prevention Grant to ACORN

by Capitol Confidential Just a few weeks ago, on September 4th, FEMA handed over $1 million to the ACORN Institute, an ACORN affiliate in New Orleans. The grant is for “fire prevention.” You can find the grant here. Virtually every other organization receiving “fire prevention” grants is a fire deparment or medical facility.

Here’s some background on ACORN Institute:

An affiliate of ACORN, the ACORN Institute, has been a participant in the IRS tax assistance program. The institute prides itself as a one-stop shopping service for low-income households seeking free benefits. In addition to tax preparation, it also provides information on how to secure government aid and to prevent mortgage foreclosure. Among the ACORN Institute’s partners are Citigroup, H&R Block and the Marguerite Casey Foundation. If even many Democrats in Congress are embarrassed by their history of support for ACORN, surely these entities can be as well.

Unclear what any of that has to do with “fire prevention.” According to FEMA, anyone with questions about the grants is urged to contact them at 1-866-274-0960, or via email at firegrants@dhs.gov.

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The Many Faces of George Soros

Posted on September 27, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , |

  GEORGE SOROS- A Primer:   DISCOVER THE NETWORKS SAYS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=977 Multi-billionaire funder of leftwing causes and groups Founder of the Open Society Institute Stated that defeating President Bush in the 2004 election “is the central focus of my life” George Soros was born on August 12, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. His father, Teodoro Schwartz, was an Orthodox Jew who, in 1936, changed the family surname from Schwartz to Soros in order to enable his family to conceal its Jewish identity and thus to survive the Nazi Holocaust. In 1947 Soros’ family relocated from Hungary to England. Five years later, George graduated from the London School of Economics. He subsequently worked for a London stockbroker.

In 1956 Soros, with meager personal assets, emigrated to the United States. He would go on to become one of the world’s leading hedge fund investors and currency traders. In 1969 he started his enormously successful Quantum Fund, which, over the ensuing three decades, yielded its long-term investors a four thousand-fold gain on their initial 1969 investments.

In a $10 billion 1992 deal whose success was contingent upon the devaluation of the British Pound, Soros earned himself a $1 billion profit and the title, “the man who broke the Bank of England.” To date, he has amassed a personal fortune exceeding $7 billion. In addition, his management company controls billions of dollars more in investor assets.

In 1979 Soros established the Open Society Institute (OSI), which serves as the flagship of a network of Soros foundations that donate tens of millions of dollars each year to a wide array of individuals and organizations that share the founder’s agendas. Those agendas can be summarized as follows: promoting the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation
promoting the election of leftist political candidates throughout the United States
opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government, particularly the Patriot Act
depicting American military actions as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral
promoting open borders, mass immigration, and a watering down of current immigration laws
promoting a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes
promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens
defending the civil rights and liberties of suspected anti-American terrorists and their abetters
financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left
advocating America’s unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction in its military spending
opposing the death penalty in all circumstances
promoting socialized medicine in the United States
promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism, whose ultimate goal, as writer Michael Berliner has explained, is “not clean air and clean water, [but] rather … the demolition of technological/industrial civilization”
bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations
promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike
promoting taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand
advocating stricter gun-control measures
advocating the legalization of marijuana Organizations that, in recent years, have received direct funding and assistance from George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI) include the following. (Comprehensive profiles of each are available in the “Groups” section of DiscoverTheNetworks.org):
Alliance for Justice: Best known for its activism vis a vis the appointment of federal judges, this group consistently depicts Republican judicial nominees as “extremists.”
America Coming Together: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose purpose was to coordinate and organize pro-Democrat voter-mobilization programs.
America Votes: Soros also played a major role in creating this group, whose get-out-the-vote campaigns targeted likely Democratic voters.   American Civil Liberties Union: This group opposes virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government. It supports open borders, has rushed to the defense of suspected terrorists and their abettors, and appointed former New Left terrorist Bernardine Dohrn to its Advisory Board.
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: This Washington, DC-based think tank seeks to move American jurisprudence to the left by recruiting, indoctrinating, and mobilizing young law students, helping them acquire positions of power. It also provides leftist Democrats with a bully pulpit from which to denounce their political adversaries.
American Family Voices: This group creates and coordinates media campaigns charging Republicans with wrongdoing.
American Friends Service Committee: This group views the United States as the principal cause of human suffering around the world. As such, it favors America’s unilateral disarmament, the dissolution of American borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, the abolition of the death penalty, and the repeal of the Patriot Act.
American Immigration Law Foundation: This group supports amnesty for illegal aliens, on whose behalf it litigates against the U.S. government.
American Library Association: This group has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration’s War on Terror — most particularly, Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, which it calls “a present danger to the constitutional rights and privacy rights of library users.”
The American Prospect, Inc.: This corporation trains and mentors young leftwing journalists, and organizes strategy meetings for leftist leaders.
Amnesty International: This organization directs a grossly disproportionate share of its criticism for human rights violations at the United States and Israel.
Arab American Institute Foundation: The Arab American Institute denounces the purportedly widespread civil liberties violations directed against Arab Americans in the post-9/11 period, and characterizes Israel as a brutal oppressor of the Palestinian people.   Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now: This group conducts voter mobilization drives on behalf of leftist Democrats. These initiatives have been notoriously marred by fraud and corruption.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee: This group provides a detailed blueprint for activists interested in getting their local towns, cities, and even college campuses to publicly declare their opposition to the Patriot Act, and to designate themselves “Civil Liberties Safe Zones.” The organization also came to the defense of self-described radical attorney Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in 2005 of providing material support for terrorism.
Brennan Center for Justice: This think tank/legal activist group generates scholarly studies, mounts media campaigns, files amicus briefs, gives pro bono support to activists, and litigates test cases in pursuit of radical “change.”
Brookings Institution: This organization has been involved with a variety of internationalist and state-sponsored programs, including one that aspires to facilitate the establishment of a U.N.-dominated world government. Brookings Fellows have also called for additional global collaboration on trade and banking; the expansion of the Kyoto Protocol; and nationalized health insurance for children. Nine Brookings economists signed a petition opposing President Bush’s tax cuts in 2003.
Campaign for America’s Future: This group supports tax hikes, socialized medicine, and a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs.

Campus Progress: A project of the Soros-bankrolled Center for American Progress, this group seeks to “strengthen progressive voices on college and university campuses, counter the growing influence of right-wing groups on campus, and empower new generations of progressive leaders.”

Catholics for a Free Choice: This nominally Catholic organization supports women’s right to abortion-on-demand.

Center for American Progress: This leftist think tank is headed by former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta, works closely with Hillary Clinton, and employs numerous former Clinton administration staffers. It is committed to “developing a long-term vision of a progressive America” and “providing a forum to generate new progressive ideas and policy proposals.”
Center for Community Change: This group recruits and trains activists to spearhead leftist “political issue campaigns.” Promoting increased funding for social welfare programs by bringing “attention to major national issues related to poverty,” the Center bases its training programs on the techniques taught by the famed radical organizer Saul Alinsky.
Center for Constitutional Rights: This pro-Castro organization is a core member of the open borders lobby, has opposed virtually all post-9/11 anti-terrorism measures by the U.S. government, and alleges that American injustice provokes acts of international terrorism.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Reasoning from the premise that tax cuts generally help only the wealthy, this organization advocates greater tax expenditures on social welfare programs for low earners.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: This group litigates and brings ethics charges against “government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests” and “betray the public trust.” Almost all of its targets are Republicans.

Coalition for an International Criminal Court: This group seeks to subordinate American criminal-justice procedures to those of an international court.

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund: Defenders of Wildlife opposes oil exploration in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It condemns logging, ranching, mining, and even the use of recreational motorized vehicles as activities that are destructive to the environment.

Democracy Alliance: This self-described “liberal organization” aims to raise $200 million to develop a funding clearinghouse for leftist groups. Soros is a major donor to this group.

Democracy 21: This group is a staunch supporter of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act.

Democratic Party: Soros’ funding activities are devoted largely to helping the Democratic Party solidify its power base. In a November 2003 interview, Soros stated that defeating President Bush in 2004 “is the central focus of my life” … “a matter of life and death.” He pledged to raise $75 million to defeat Bush, and personally donated nearly a third of that amount to anti-Bush organizations. “America under Bush,” he said, “is a danger to the world, and I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.” Claiming that “the Republican party has been captured by a bunch of extremists,” Soros accuses the Bush administration of following a “supremacist ideology” in whose rhetoric he claims to hear echoes of “Nazi slogans.”

Earthjustice: This group seeks to place severe restrictions on how U.S. land and waterways may be used. It opposes most mining and logging initiatives, commercial fishing businesses, and the use of motorized vehicles in undeveloped areas.

EMILY’s List: This political network raises money for Democratic female political candidates who support unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.

Feminist Majority: Characterizing the United States as an inherently sexist nation, this group focuses on “advancing the legal, social and political equality of women with men, countering the backlash to women’s advancement, and recruiting and training young feminists to encourage future leadership for the feminist movement in the United States.”
Free Press: This “media reform” organization has worked closely with many notable leftists and such organizations as Media Matters for America, Air America Radio, Global Exchange, Code Pink, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the Revolutionary Communist Party, Mother Jones magazine, and Pacifica Radio.
Funding Exchange: Dedicated to the concept of philanthropy as a vehicle for social change, this organization pairs leftist donors and foundations with likeminded groups and activists who are dedicated to bringing about their own version of “progressive” change and social justice. Many of these grantees assume that American society is rife with racism, discrimination, exploitation, and inequity and needs to be overhauled via sustained education, activism, and social agitation.

Gamaliel Foundation: Modeling its tactics on those of the radical Sixties activist Saul Alinsky, this group takes a strong stand against current homeland security measures and immigration restrictions.

Human Rights First: This group supports open borders and the rights of illegal aliens; charges that the Patriot Act severely erodes Americans’ civil liberties; has filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of terror suspect Jose Padilla; and deplores the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities.

Human Rights Watch: This group directs a disproportionate share of its criticism at the United States and Israel. It opposes the death penalty in all cases, and supports open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: This group claims to have helped gain amnesty for some three million illegal aliens in the U.S., and in the 1980s was part of the sanctuary movement which sought to grant asylum to refugees from the failed Communist states of Central America.

Independent Media Institute: This group provides leftist organizations with “strategic communications consulting, training, coaching, networking opportunities and concrete tools” to help them “achieve their social justice goals.”

Institute for Policy Studies: This think tank has long supported Communist and anti-American causes around the world. Viewing capitalism as a breeding ground for “unrestrained greed,” IPS seeks to provide a corrective to “unrestrained markets and individualism.” Professing an unquestioning faith in the righteousness of the United Nations, it aims to bring American foreign policy under UN control.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research: This group views the U.S. as a nation rife with discrimination against women, and publishes research to draw attention to this alleged state of affairs. It also advocates unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, stating that “access to abortion is essential to the economic well-being of women and girls.”

International Crisis Group: One of this organization’s leading figures is its Mideast Director, Robert Malley, who was a President Bill Clinton’s Special Assistant for Arab-Israeli Affairs. His analysis of the Mideast conflict is markedly pro-Palestinian.

Joint Victory Campaign 2004: Founded by George Soros and Harold Ickes, this group was a major fundraising entity for Democrats during the 2004 election cycle. It collected contributions (including large amounts from Soros personally) and disbursed them to two other groups, America Coming Together and the Media Fund, which also worked on behalf of Democrats.

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: This group views America as an unremittingly racist nation; uses the courts to mandate race-based affirmative action preferences in business and academia; has filed briefs against the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to limit the wholesale granting of green cards and to identify potential terrorists; condemns the Patriot Act; and calls on Americans to “recognize the contribution” of illegal aliens.

League of United Latin American Citizens: This group views America as a nation plagued by “an alarming increase in xenophobia and anti-Hispanic sentiment”; favors racial preferences; supports the legalization of illegal Hispanic aliens; opposes military surveillance of U.S. borders; opposes making English America’s official language; favors open borders; and rejects anti-terrorism legislation like the Patriot Act.
League of Women Voters Education Fund: The League supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; supports “motor-voter” registration, which allows anyone with a driver’s license to become a voter, regardless of citizenship status; and supports tax hikes and socialized medicine.
Lynne Stewart Defense Committee: IRS records indicate that Soros’s Open Society Institute made a September 2002 grant of $20,000 to this organization. Stewart was the criminal-defense attorney who was later convicted for abetting her client, the “blind sheik” Omar Abdel Rahman, in terrorist activities connected with his Islamic Group.
MADRE: This international women’s organization deems America the world’s foremost violator of human rights. As such, it seeks to “communicat[e] the real-life impact of U.S. policies on women and families confronting violence, poverty and repression around the world,” and to “demand alternatives to destructive U.S. policies.” It also advocates unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: This group views the U.S. as a nation replete with racism and discrimination against blacks; seeks to establish an independent black nation in the southeastern United States; and demands reparations for slavery.
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition: This group calls for the expansion of civil rights and liberties for illegal aliens; laments that illegal aliens in America are commonly subjected to “worker exploitation”; supports tuition-assistance programs for illegal aliens attending college; and characterizes the Patriot Act as a “very troubling” assault on civil liberties.
Media Fund: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose purpose was to conceptualize, produce, and place political ads on television, radio, print, and the Internet.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund: This group advocates open borders, free college tuition for illegal aliens, lowered educational standards to accommodate Hispanics, and voting rights for criminals. In MALDEF’s view, supporters of making English the official language of the United States are “motivated by racism and anti-immigrant sentiments,” while advocates of sanctions against employers reliant on illegal labor seek to discriminate against “brown-skinned people.”
Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, PC: This influential defender of Big Labor is headed by Democrat operative Harold Ickes.
Midwest Academy: This entity trains radical activists in the tactics of direct action, targeting, confrontation, and intimidation.
Migration Policy Institute: This group seeks to create “a North America with gradually disappearing border controls … with permanent migration remaining at moderate levels.”
Military Families Speak Out: This group ascribes the U.S. invasion of Iraq to American imperialism and lust for oil.
MoveOn.org: This Web-based organization supports Democratic political candidates through fundraising, advertising, and get-out-the-vote drives.
Ms. Foundation for Women: This group laments what it views as the widespread and enduring flaws of American society: racism, sexism, homophobia, and the violation of civil rights and liberties. It focuses its philanthropy on groups that promote affirmative action for women, unfettered access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, amnesty for illegal aliens, and big government generally.
NARAL Pro-Choice America: This group supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, and works to elect pro-abortion Democrats.
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund: The NAACP supports racial preferences in employment and education, as well as the racial gerrymandering of voting districts. Underpinning its support for race preferences is the fervent belief that white racism in the United States remains an intractable, largely undiminished, phenomenon.
The Nation Institute: This nonprofit entity sponsors leftist conferences, fellowships, awards for radical activists, and journalism internships.
National Abortion Federation: This group opposes any restrictions on abortion at either the state or federal levels, and champions the introduction of unrestricted abortion into developing regions of the world.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: This group depicts the United States as a nation in need of dramatic structural change financed by philanthropic organizations. It overwhelmingly promotes grant-makers and grantees with leftist agendas, while criticizing their conservative counterparts.
National Council for Research on Women: This group supports big government, high taxes, military spending cuts, increased social welfare spending, and the unrestricted right to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.
National Council of La Raza: This group lobbies for racial preferences, bilingual education, stricter hate-crime laws, mass immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens.
National Council of Women’s Organizations: This group views the United States as a nation rife with injustice against girls and women. It advocates high levels of spending for social welfare programs, and supports race and gender preferences for minorities and women in business and academia.
National Immigration Forum: Opposing the enforcement of present immigration laws, this organization urges the American government to “legalize” en masse all illegal aliens currently in the United States who have no criminal records, and to dramatically increase the number of visas available for those wishing to migrate to the U.S. The Forum is particularly committed to opening the borders to unskilled, low-income workers, and immediately making them eligible for welfare and social service programs.
National Immigration Law Center: This group seeks to win unrestricted access to government-funded social welfare programs for illegal aliens.
National Lawyers Guild: This group promotes open borders; seeks to weaken America’s intelligence-gathering agencies; condemns the Patriot Act as an assault on civil liberties; rejects capitalism as an unviable economic system; has rushed to the defense of convicted terrorists and their abettors; and generally opposes all U.S. foreign policy positions, just as it did during the Cold War when it sided with the Soviets.
National Organization for Women: This group advocates the unfettered right to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; seeks to “eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia” from American society; attacks Christianity and traditional religious values; and supports gender-based preferences for women.
National Priorities Project: This group supports government-mandated redistribution of wealth — through higher taxes and greater expenditures on social welfare programs. NPP exhorts the government to redirect a significant portion of its military funding toward public education, universal health insurance, environmentalist projects, and welfare programs.
National Security Archive Fund: This group collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act to a degree that compromises American national security and the safety of intelligence agents.
National Women’s Law Center: This group supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; lobbies against conservative judicial appointees; advocates increased welfare spending to help low-income mothers; and favors higher taxes for the purpose of generating more funds for such government programs as Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, foster care, health care, child-support enforcement, and student loans.

Natural Resources Defense Council: One of the most influential environmentalist lobbying groups in the United States, the Council claims a membership of one million people.
Pacifica Foundation: This entity owns and operates Pacifica Radio, awash from its birth with the socialist-Marxist rhetoric of class warfare and hatred for capitalism.

Peace and Security Funders Group: This is an association of more than 50 foundations that give money to leftist anti-war and environmentalist causes. Its members tend to depict America as the world’s chief source of international conflict, environmental destruction, and economic inequalities.
People for the American Way: This group opposes the Patriot Act, anti-terrorism measures generally, and the allegedly growing influence of the “religious right.”
Physicians for Human Rights: This group is selectively and disproportionately critical of the United States and Israel in its condemnations of human rights violations.
Physicians for Social Responsibility: This is an anti-U.S.-military organization that also embraces the tenets of radical environmentalism.
Planned Parenthood: This group is the largest abortion provider in the United States and advocates taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.
Ploughshares Fund: This public grantmaking foundation opposes America’s development of a missile defense system, and contributes to many organizations that are highly critical of U.S. foreign policies and military ventures.
Prison Moratorium Project: This initiative was created in 1995 for the express purpose of working for the elimination of all prisons in the United States and the release of all inmates. Reasoning from the premise that incarceration is never an appropriate means of dealing with crime, it deems American society’s inherent inequities the root of all criminal behavior.
Project Vote: This is the voter-mobilization arm of the Soros-funded ACORN. A persistent pattern of lawlessness and corruption has followed ACORN/Project Vote activities over the years.

Proteus Fund: This foundation directs its philanthropy toward a number of radical leftwing organizations.

Public Citizen Foundation: Public Citizen seeks increased government intervention and litigation against corporations — a practice founded on the notion that American corporations, like the capitalist system of which they are a part, are inherently inclined toward corruption.
Sentencing Project: Asserting that prison-sentencing patterns are racially discriminatory, this initiative advocates voting rights for felons.

Sojourners: This evangelical Christian ministry preaches radical leftwing politics. During the 1980s it championed Communist revolution in Central America and chastised U.S. policy-makers for their tendency “to assume the very worst about their Soviet counterparts.” More recently, Sojourners has taken up the cause of environmental activism, opposed welfare reform as a “mean-spirited Republican agenda,” and mounted a defense of affirmative action.

Thunder Road Group: This political consultancy, in whose creation Soros had a hand, coordinates strategy for the Media Fund, America Coming Together, and America Votes.

Tides Foundation and Tides Center: Tides is a major funder of the radical Left.
Urban Institute: This research organization favors socialized medicine, expansion of the federal welfare bureaucracy, and tax hikes for higher income-earners.
 USAction Education Fund: USAction lists its priorities as: “fighting the right wing agenda”; “building grassroots political power”; winning “social, racial and economic justice for all”; supporting a system of taxpayer-funded socialized medicine; reversing “reckless tax cuts for millionaires and corporations” which shield the “wealthy” from paying their “fair share”; advocating for “pro-consumer and environmental regulation of corporate abuse”; “strengthening progressive voices on local, state and national issues”; and working to “register, educate and get out the vote … [to] help progressives get elected at all levels of government.”
YWCA World Office, Switzerland: The YWCA opposes abstinence education; supports universal access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; and opposes school vouchers.   
Secondary or Indirect Affiliates of the George Soros Network

By Discover The Networks

In addition to those organizations (“primary” or “direct” affiliates) that are funded directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI), there are also numerous “secondary” or “indirect” affiliates of the Soros network. These include organizations which do not receive direct funding from Soros and OSI, but which are funded by one or more organizations that do. These secondary affiliates also include organizations that work collaboratively or synergistically with Soros-funded groups. Among these secondary affiliates are the following:
Air America Radio: Funded by Democracy Alliance, which is heavily bankrolled by Soros, this radio station was created to advance the cause of the Democratic Party and the political Left.   Catalist: Headed by Soros ally Harold Ickes, this political consultancy seeks “to help progressive organizations realize measurable increases in civic participation and electoral success by building and operating a robust national voter database of every voting-age American.” Toward this end, it helps leftist organizations conduct more effective get-out-the-vote drives and targeted political advertising.
Center for Progressive Leadership: Funded by the Soros-bankrolled Democracy Alliance, this anti-capitalist organization is dedicated to training future leftist political leaders.
J Street: Founded in April 2008, the Washington, DC-based J Street describes itself deceptively as “the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement.” 
Media Matters for America: Seeking to “systematically monitor [the media] for conservative misinformation” and to discredit anything that “forwards the conservative agenda,” this group, which has intimate ties to Hillary Clinton, works very closely with the Soros-backed Center for American Progress. It is heavily funded by Democracy Alliance, of which Soros is a major financier.
Moving Ideas Network: This coalition of more than 250 leftwing activist groups is a partner organization of the Soros-backed Center for American Progress. Promoting the candidacy of leftwing politicians, the Moving Ideas Network was originally a project of the Soros-backed American Prospect and, as such, received indirect funding from the Open Society Institute. In early 2006, The American Prospect relinquished control of the Moving Ideas Network
New Organizing Institute: Created by the Soros-funded MoveOn.org, this group “trains young, technology-enabled political organizers to work for progressive campaigns and organizations.”
Schumann Center for Media and Democracy: PBS broadcaster and Schumann Center President Bill Moyers is a trustee of the Open Society Institute’s Board of Directors. The Schumann Center shares many of OSI’s agendas.
Service Employees International Union: The current President of SEIU is the former New Leftist Andrew Stern, who sat on the Executive Committee of the Soros-created America Coming Together.
Sierra Club: This organization’s Executive Director, Carl Pope, co founded America Coming Together, in whose creation Soros played a major role.
Think Progress: This “project” of the American Progress Action Fund, which is a “sister advocacy organization”of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress and Campus Progress, seeks to transform “progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world.” Think Progress promotes an agenda identical to that of the left wing of the Democratic Party.
Vote for Change: Coordinated by the political action committee of the Soros-funded MoveOn.org, Vote for Change was a group of 41 musicians and bands that performed concerts in several key election “battleground”states during October 2004, to raise money in support of Democrat John Kerry‘s presidential bid.
Working Families Party: Created in 1998 to help push the Democratic Party toward the left, this front group for the Soros-funded ACORN functions as a political party that promotes ACORN-friendly candidates.
     In a November 2008 interview with Spiegel, Soros made some comments that accurately outlined precisely the course that President Obama’s administration would eventually pursue in 2009:

“I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets — because they are not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost would be in the 300 to 600 billion dollar range [in addition to the $700 billion bailout which the government already had given to the financial industry]…. I think this is a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence. The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights. I would use the revenues from these auctions to launch a new, environmentally friendly energy policy. That would be yet another federal program that could help us to overcome the current stagnation.”

The interviewer then said: “Your proposal would be dismissed on Wall Street as ‘big government.’ Republicans might call it European-style ‘socialism.'” Soros replied: “That is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism. I think this propaganda that government involvement is always bad has been very successful — but also very harmful to our society…. I think it is better to have a government that wants to provide good government than a government that doesn’t believe in government…. At times of recession, running a budget deficit is highly desirable. Once the economy begins to recover, you have to balance the budget. In 2010, the Bush tax cuts will expire and we should not extend them. But we will also need additional revenues.”
Apart from the more than $5 billion that Soros’ foundation network has donated to leftist groups like those listed above, Soros personally has made campaign contributions to such notable political candidates as Charles Rangel, Al Franken, Tom Udall, Joe Sestak, and Sherrod Brown.
  SOROS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: (a partial list)   http://www.campaignmoney.com/biography/george_soros.asp  

Political Campaign Contributions by George Soros (1999 to Present) – $3,411,576
REPUBLICAN:0%  DEMOCRAT:19%
 
Contributed To Party $ Amt Date
FRANKEN RECOUNT FUND Democrat Farm Labor 12,300 12/08/2008
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VIRGINIA Democrat 10,000 12/05/2008
PERRIELLO FOR CONGRESS Democrat 2,300 11/26/2008
RANGEL VICTORY FUND Democrat 1,400 08/11/2008
POWERS FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 08/07/2008
ALASKANS FOR BEGICH Democrat 2,000 08/06/2008
HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT Democrat 2,300 07/31/2008
OBAMA VICTORY FUND Democrat 2,300 07/31/2008
STEVE COHEN FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 07/22/2008
KEVIN POWELL FOR CONGRESS Democrat 500 06/30/2008
PERRIELLO FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 06/30/2008
HAGAN SENATE COMMITTEE INC Democrat 2,000 06/18/2008
HAGAN SENATE COMMITTEE INC Democrat 2,000 06/18/2008
AL FRANKEN FOR SENATE Democrat Farm Labor 2,000 06/03/2008
NEBRASKANS FOR KLEEB Democrat 2,300 05/13/2008
NEBRASKANS FOR KLEEB Democrat 4,600 05/13/2008
NEBRASKANS FOR KLEEB Democrat 2,300 05/13/2008
NEBRASKANS FOR KLEEB Democrat 4,600 05/13/2008
ACTBLUE 6,900 05/11/2008
FRIENDS OF DAN MAFFEI Democrat 1,000 12/31/2007
BROWN FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 12/31/2007
JEFF MERKLEY FOR OREGON Democrat 2,000 12/27/2007
JEANNE SHAHEEN FOR SENATE Democrat 2,000 12/27/2007
UDALL FOR US ALL Democrat 2,000 12/26/2007
UDALL FOR COLORADO Democrat 2,000 12/26/2007
CAROL SHEA-PORTER FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 12/21/2007
PAUL HODES FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 12/21/2007
KILROY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 12/20/2007
FRIENDS OF SENATOR CARL LEVIN Democrat 1,000 12/20/2007
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 12/20/2007
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 12/20/2007
ARCURI FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 12/19/2007
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 12/19/2007
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 12/19/2007
JOHN HALL FOR CONGRESS Democrat 2,000 12/17/2007
DONNA EDWARDS FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,500 12/17/2007
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE Democrat 21,750 06/30/2007
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 21,750 06/29/2007
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 21,750 06/29/2007
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 21,750 06/29/2007
PATRICK MURPHY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 06/28/2007
SESTAK FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 05/14/2007
TOM ALLEN FOR SENATE Democrat 2,300 03/07/2007
OBAMA FOR AMERICA Democrat 2,100 01/26/2007
AYDELOTT FOR CONGRESS, INC Democrat 2,100 11/11/2006
KLEEB FOR CONGRESS Democrat 2,100 11/06/2006
JOHN HALL FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,400 11/03/2006
FRIENDS OF DAN MAFFEI Democrat 2,000 10/20/2006
CAMPAIGN MONEY WATCH 100,000 07/28/2006
FRIENDS OF TAMMY DUCKWORTH Democrat 1,000 07/27/2006
SESTAK FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 07/27/2006
MAJORITY ACTION 120,000 07/21/2006
PATRICK MURPHY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 07/20/2006
DONNA EDWARDS FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 06/15/2006
NED LAMONT FOR SENATE Democrat 1,000 06/10/2006
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE Democrat 20,000 03/30/2006
AYDELOTT FOR CONGRESS, INC Democrat 2,100 03/24/2006
AYDELOTT FOR CONGRESS, INC Democrat 2,100 03/24/2006
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 02/02/2006
FRIENDS OF SHERROD BROWN Democrat 2,100 12/15/2005
CRANLEY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 2,100 12/12/2005
CRANLEY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 2,100 12/12/2005
CANTWELL 2012 Democrat 2,100 09/30/2005
CANTWELL 2012 Democrat 2,100 09/30/2005
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 20,466 09/30/2005
CANTWELL 2006 Democrat 2,100 09/30/2005
CANTWELL 2006 Democrat 2,100 09/30/2005
BOB CASEY FOR PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE Democrat 2,100 09/29/2005
BOB CASEY FOR PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE Democrat 2,100 09/29/2005
BOB CASEY FOR PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE Democrat 2,100 09/29/2005
BOB CASEY FOR PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE Democrat 2,100 09/29/2005
MCCASKILL FOR MISSOURI Democrat 2,100 09/28/2005
MCCASKILL FOR MISSOURI Democrat 2,100 09/28/2005
FRIENDS OF HILLARY Democrat 1,250 09/22/2005
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 20,466 09/19/2005
FRIENDS OF HILLARY Democrat 2,100 09/16/2005
FRIENDS OF HILLARY Democrat 2,100 09/16/2005
SALAZAR FOR SENATE Democrat 2,000 10/30/2004
SALAZAR FOR SENATE Democrat 2,000 10/30/2004
TONY KNOWLES FOR US SENATE Democrat 2,000 10/09/2004
INEZ TENENBAUM FOR US SENATE Democrat 2,000 09/30/2004
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 25,000 09/30/2004
SALAZAR FOR SENATE Democrat 2,000 08/09/2004
HILL PAC 5,000 08/03/2004
BRAD CARSON FOR SENATE Democrat 2,000 07/27/2004
OBAMA FOR ILLINOIS INC Democrat 395 07/23/2004
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 25,000 06/30/2004
PEOPLE FOR PATTY MURRAY U S SENATE CAMPAIGN Democrat 1,000 06/28/2004
ERSKINE BOWLES FOR US SENATE Democrat 2,000 06/04/2004
MAIN STREET INDIVIDUAL FUND -50,000 04/29/2004
MOVEON.ORG VOTER FUND 1,044,285 03/09/2004
OBAMA FOR ILLINOIS INC Democrat 12,000 02/27/2004
CALIFORNIA VICTORY 04 Democrat 2,000 02/26/2004
LEAHY FOR U.S. SENATOR COMMITTEE Democrat 2,000 12/31/2003
LEAHY FOR U.S. SENATOR COMMITTEE Democrat 2,000 12/31/2003
MOVEON.ORG VOTER FUND 955,714 12/30/2003
MOVEON.ORG VOTER FUND 500,000 11/01/2003
CLARK FOR PRESIDENT INC Democrat 2,000 10/16/2003
A LOT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING TOM DASCHLE INC Democrat 1,500 09/25/2003
A LOT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING TOM DASCHLE INC Democrat 1,500 09/25/2003
FRIENDS OF HILLARY Democrat 1,250 08/26/2003
TOM LANTOS FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE Democrat 2,000 07/21/2003
BOB GRAHAM FOR PRESIDENT INC Democrat 2,000 06/02/2003
MAIN STREET INDIVIDUAL FUND 50,000 04/22/2003
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC. Democrat 2,000 03/31/2003
DEAN FOR AMERICA Democrat 1,000 03/24/2003
FRIENDS OF MARY LANDRIEU INC Democrat 1,000 12/05/2002
FRIENDS OF SENATOR CARL LEVIN Democrat 1,000 10/02/2002
BRADBURY FOR US SENATE Democrat 1,000 09/30/2002
CITIZENS FOR HARKIN Democrat 1,000 09/30/2002
PAC TO THE FUTURE Democrat 5,000 09/13/2002
DCCCC NON-FEDERAL ACCOUNT #7 Democrat 50,000 09/10/2002
RON KIRK FOR U S SENATE Democrat 1,000 09/09/2002
DSCC/NON-FED UNINCORP ASSOC Democrat 3,000 09/06/2002
STRICKLAND FOR COLORADO INC Democrat 1,000 09/05/2002
WELLSTONE FOR SENATE Democrat 1,000 08/30/2002
TIM JOHNSON FOR SOUTH DAKOTA INC Democrat 1,000 08/29/2002
SHAHEEN FOR SENATE COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 08/28/2002
CHELLIE PINGREE FOR US SENATE Democrat 1,000 08/28/2002
JEAN CARNAHAN FOR MISSOURI COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 08/26/2002
DSCC/NON-FED UNINCORP ASSOC Democrat 50,000 08/26/2002
A LOT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING TOM DASCHLE INC Democrat 500 07/23/2002
DEAN FOR AMERICA Democrat 1,000 07/17/2002
GEPHARDT IN CONGRESS COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 07/14/2002
MARK PRYOR FOR US SENATE Democrat 1,000 06/29/2002
KATRINA SWETT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 06/17/2002
KATRINA SWETT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE Democrat 1,000 06/17/2002
ALEX SANDERS FOR THE US SENATE Democrat 1,000 06/11/2002
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE – CONTRIBUTIONS Democrat 15,000 12/31/2001
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 10,000 12/31/2001
CITIZENS FOR BIDEN – 2002 Democrat 1,000 10/25/2001
FRIENDS OF SENATOR CARL LEVIN Democrat 1,000 10/09/2001
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE Democrat 7,750 11/09/2000
ELAINE BLOOM FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 11/06/2000
CARNAHAN FOR SENATE COMMITTEE Democrat 750 10/31/2000
CITIZENS TO ELECT RICK LARSEN Democrat 750 10/20/2000
SUSAN DAVIS FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 10/19/2000
BILL NELSON FOR U S SENATE Democrat 750 10/19/2000
STABENOW FOR US SENATE Democrat 750 10/19/2000
TOM KEEFE FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 10/19/2000
CITIZENS FOR DANNER Democrat 750 10/19/2000
O’SHAUGHNESSY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 10/18/2000
CONNELLY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 10/18/2000
VAN HORNE FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 10/18/2000
ELEANOR JORDAN FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 10/18/2000
LAUREN BETH GASH FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 10/18/2000
LINDA CHAPIN FOR CONGRESS Democrat 750 10/11/2000
FRIENDS OF STEDEM Democrat 750 10/11/2000
TIM JOHNSON FOR SOUTH DAKOTA INC Democrat 1,000 10/10/2000
FRIENDS OF MIKE FORBES Republican 250 07/19/2000
DCCCC NON-FEDERAL ACCOUNT #7 Democrat 100,000 06/06/2000
CRANLEY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 03/31/2000
CRANLEY FOR CONGRESS Democrat 1,000 03/03/2000
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Democrat 20,000 10/25/1999
CORZINE 2000 INC Democrat 1,000 09/24/1999
CITIZENS FOR SARBANES Democrat 1,000 07/14/1999
GORE/LIEBERMAN GENERAL ELECTION LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING COMPLIANCE FUND Democrat 1,000 06/30/1999
GORE 2000 INC Democrat 1,000 06/30/1999
MCCAIN 2000 INC Republican 1,000 06/02/1999

      In addition to the campaign funding of McCain Above, The Soros Connection to Obama Runs Deeper   http://michellemalkin.com/2008/01/25/meet-the-open-borders-family-mccain-hernandez-soros-and-the-reform-institute/ Meet the open borders family: McCain, Hernandez, Soros, and the “Reform Institute”  By Michelle Malkin   Follow the bouncing ball with me: Shamnesty peddler John McCain taps former Mexican government official/shamnesty advocate Juan Hernandez as his presidential campaign Hispanic Outreach Director. Hernandez is a fellow at McCain’s “Reform Institute.” What has he been working on there for the past year? “Dr. Juan Hernandez serves as a Senior Fellow of the Institute’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform Initiative.” That is: Shamnesty. Among the immigration projects at McCain’s Reform Institute: An art contest in which students depicted their protests against a southern border fence. The Reform Institute is a tax-exempt, supposedly independent 501(c)(3) group, as Ed Morrissey noted two years ago, “that employs Rick Davis, who also works on McCain’s staff as his chief political advisor, and they pay him $110,000 per year. The Reform Institute has often supported McCain, paid for events highlighting him and his agenda, presumably including campaign finance reform.” The Reform Institute received $200,000 in donations from Cablevision…and McCain basically tried to intervene on Cablevision’s behalf by writing a letter to the FCC supporting its regulatory agenda. Morrissey noted at the time: “[T]he Reform Institute helps keep McCain’s staff gainfully employed between campaigns, allowing McCain to do less fundraising while retaining the best of the available talent. For instance, Carl Hulse and Ann Kornblut note that Rick Davis managed McCain’s presidential campaign in 2000 before founding Reform Institute. Now its president, he gets over $100,000 a year from RI for “consulting services”. That money allows Davis to remain available for McCain’s future campaigns, and the funding he raises for RI gives him inroads for building support.” Yep. Which is exactly how it worked out. Davis is now McCain’s campaign manager. The IRS 990 form for the Reform Institute, filed in 2003, lists Davis and his “consulting fees:”   Who funded the Reform Institute, which boasts Juan “Think Mexico First” Hernandez as its resident amnesty fellow? The donor list is a who’s who of ultra left-wing, open borders elites. Again, via Ed Morrissey’s research: * The Tides Foundation, which heavily promotes “reproductive justice”, giving over $500,000 to pro-abortion efforts. They also actively oppose the death penalty (so do I, FYI). John McCain opposes abortion and supports the death penalty, so why is his chief political advisor getting so much support from those who ostensibly oppose him? * Educational Foundation Of America, which also supports abortion. EFA also opposes drilling in ANWR, an issue on which McCain has an ambivalent record. It also supports euthanasia and assisted suicide through the Death With Dignity National Center, a group which it gave $45,000. It gave $100,000 to the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, which opposed the Yucca Mountain nuclear depository (McCain supported it), and opposes development of low-yield nuclear “bunker buster” bombs, which McCain supports. In fact, EFA appears to contribute to just about every left-wing cause imaginable, as well as a number of noncontriversial charities and outreach efforts. * The Proteus Fund, which also opposed the Yucca Mountain repository, spending $75K to stop it. That pales in comparison to the $935K they spent on supporting gay marriage initiatives, which McCain strongly opposes. They have also spent over $800,000 funding nuclear-disarmament and antiwar causes in each of the last two years. Their Security Policy Working Group contains nothing but left-of-center groups like Project on Defense Alternatives, which calls the Iraqi elections “faulty” and predicted disaster for the Bush administration’s “program of coercive transformation throughout the region.” * OSI (Open Society Institute), founded and funded by George Soros. Among a litany of left-wing causes supported by OSI are People For The American Way, to support their Supreme Court Project. (Hint: It isn’t intended on assisting Bush get his nominees confirmed.) They also gave $150,000 to the Campaign Legal Center, which will be important shortly. * David Geffen Foundation also shows up on the list, although not in the top tier. David Geffen is an entertainment-industry mogul who supports Democrats and left-wing causes. They do not have a website I could find, but Activistcash.com notes that in 2002, most of the grants Geffen gave went to environmental activists and the Tides Foundation and Tides Center. Via Discover the Networks, you’ll see that Soros’s OSI is a key open borders funder–providing support to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Immigrant Legal Resource Center; the National Immigration Law Center; the National Immigration Forum; the National Council of La Raza; and the American Immigration Law Foundation. Remind me again which party’s presidential nomination John McCain is running for?  

 
 
 

GEORGE SOROS FOUDATIONS:     Below are links to International Soros foundations, arranged alphabetically by country or area.  

Albania:  Open Society Foundation for Albania Armenia:  Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation–Armenia Azerbaijan:  Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation–Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina:  Open Society Fund–Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria:  Open Society Institute–Sofia Czech Republic:  Open Society Fund–Prague East Africa:  Open Society Initiative for East Africa Estonia:  Open Estonia Foundation Georgia:  Open Society Georgia Foundation Guatemala:  Fundacion Soros–Guatemala Haiti:  Fondation Connaissance et Liberte Hungary:  Soros Foundation–Hungary Kazakhstan:  Soros Foundation – Kazakhstan Kosovo:  Kosovo Foundation for Open Society Kyrgyzstan:  Soros Foundation–Kyrgyzstan Latvia:  Soros Foundation–Latvia   Lithuania:  Open Society Fund–Lithuania London:  Open Society Foundation Macedonia:  Foundation Open Society Institute–Macedonia Moldova:  Soros Foundation–Moldova Mongolia:  Open Society Forum Montenegro:  Foundation Open Society Institute–Representative Office Montenegro Poland:  Stefan Batory Foundation Romania:  Soros Foundation Romania Serbia:  Fund for an Open Society–Serbia Slovakia:  Open Society Foundation–Bratislava South Africa:  Open Society Foundation for South Africa Southern Africa:  Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa Tajikistan:  Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation–Tajikistan Turkey:  Open Society Foundation – Turkey Ukraine:  International Renaissance Foundation West Africa:  Open Society Initiative for West Africa

SOROS CHARITIES found at irs.gov shows:  

 

  

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FOR WATCHDOGS- HOW BANKS WORK WITH ACORN

Posted on September 27, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , |

MICHELLE MALKIN POST FROM 02/02/2009 DETAILS HOW BANKS WORK WITH ACORN
See list of nearly 400 ACORN affiliates here:  http://wp.me/pxG9Z-9k 

Dan Mitchell of Cato sends the following new tidbit about bailout beneficiary Bank of ACORN and fraud racketeer ACORN:

This is from the January 29 Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Mail Code 1-007-18-01
100 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255
(888) 488-9802
http://www.bankofamerica.com

Economic emergency: For efforts to prevent foreclosures and educate people about finances and purchasing homes: $2,000,000 to Acorn Housing Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)

Bank of America and ACORN (as well as open-borders radicals at La Raza) have been intertwined for years:

Arizona
Phoenix

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in Phoenix. For more information, call ACORN’s Phoenix office at 1.602.253.1111 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Phoenix. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Community Housing Resources of Arizona office at 1.602.631.9780 for more information.

Mesa

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Mesa. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Housing for Mesa, Inc., office at 1.480.649.1335 for more information.

Tucson

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Tucson. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., office at 1.520.882.0018 for more information.

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Arkansas

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works through HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Los Angeles. For more information, call In Affordable Housing at 1.501.221.2203.

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California
Los Angeles

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Los Angeles. For more information, call ACORN’s Los Angeles office at 1.213.747.4210 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works through HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Los Angeles. For more information, call West Angeles Community Development Corporation office at 1.323.291.1472.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Los Angeles. NACA offers homeownership counseling, and Bank of America provides special mortgage products. Call NACA’s California office at 1.510.652.6622 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Los Angeles. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Montebello Housing Development Corporation office at 1.323.722.3955 for more information.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Los Angeles. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Watts Century Latino Organization office at 1.323.564.9140 for more information.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout California. For more information call Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services office at 1.213.381.2862.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Los Angeles. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Los Angeles office at 1.323.299.4067.

Oakland

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Oakland. For more information, call ACORN’s Oakland office at 1.510.436.6832 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Oakland. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s California office at 1.510.652.6622 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Oakland. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Los Angeles office at 1.323.299.4067.

Sacramento

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Sacramento. For more information, call ACORN’s Sacramento office at 1.916.455.1795 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Sacramento. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s California office at 1.510.652.6622 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout California. For more information call Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services (Sacramento NHS) office at 1.915.452.5361.

San Diego

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in San Diego. For more information, call ACORN’s San Diego office at 1.619.231.8327 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

San Francisco/San Jose

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout the San Francisco/ San Jose area. For more information call the Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley office at 1.408.279.2600.

Stockton

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Stockton. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Asociacion Campesino Lazaro Cardenas office at 1.209.466.6811 for more information.

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Connecticut

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Connecticut. For more information, call ACORN’s Bridgeport office at 1.203.366.4180 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Connecticut. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s New Haven office at 1.203.562.6220 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

New Haven

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Connecticut. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven office at 1.203.562.0598.

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District of Columbia

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in the District of Columbia. For more information, call ACORN’s Washington, DC office at 1.202.547.9294 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Washington, DC. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Washington, DC office at 1.202.328.6333 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Washington, DC. For more information, call HomeFree USA’s office at 1.202.526.2000.

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Florida
Clearwater

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information call Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services (Clearwater NHS) office at 1.727.442.4155.

Jacksonville

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Jacksonville. For more information, call Operation New Hope office at 1.907.354.4673.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Jacksonville. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Jacksonville office at 1.904.306.9272 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information call the Jacksonville Housing Partnership office at 1.904.398.4424.

Miami

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Miami. For more information, call ACORN’s Miami office at 1.305.438.9061 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Miami. For more information, call the Life & Learning Center office at 1.305.690.4391.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Miami. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Centro Campesino office at 1.305.245.7738 for more information.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information call Miami Dade Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., (Miami Dade NHS) office at 1.305.751.5511.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Miami office at 1.305.351.5435.

Orlando

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Orlando. For more information, call ACORN’s Orlando office at 1.407.254.5930 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

Tampa/St. Petersburg

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Tampa. For more information, call ACORN’s Tampa office at 1.813.258.1474 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Tampa. For more information, call the Housing & Educations office at 1.813.261.5151.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Tampa and St. Petersburg. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Florida office at 1.904.725.8700 for more information. Or call NACA’S national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information call St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Services office at 1.727.821.6897.

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Georgia
Atlanta

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Atlanta. For more information, call ACORN’s Atlanta office at 1.404.525.0033 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Atlanta. For more information, call the HomeFree-USA Atlanta HO Center at 1.404.607.0800.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Atlanta. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Georgia office at 1.404.525.0033 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

Augusta

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Augusta. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Augusta office at 1.706.855.7464 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

Decatur

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Decatur. For more information, call Green Forest Community Development Corporation office at 1.404.486.6759.

Morrow

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Morrow. For more information, D & E office at 1.770.319.5779.

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Illinois
Chicago

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Chicago. For more information, call ACORN’s Chicago office at 1.312.939.1611 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Chicago. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Resurrection Project office at 1.312.666.1323 for more information.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Illinois. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago office at 1.773.329.4010.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Illinois. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Chicago office at 773.375.1600.

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Kansas
Kansas City

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Kansas City. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NCLR’s El Centro office at 1.913.677.0100 for more information.

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Maryland
Baltimore

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Baltimore. For more information, call ACORN’s Baltimore office at 1.410.752.2228 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Baltimore. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Baltimore office at 1.410.783.0465 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Maryland. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore office at 1.410.327.1200.

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Massachusetts
Boston

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Boston. For more information, call ACORN’s Boston office at 1.617.436.6161 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

Jamaica Plain

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Jamaica Plain. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Jamaica Plain office at 1.617.250.6244 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

Springfield

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Springfield. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Springfield office at 1.413.788.6220 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Massachusetts. For more information call Urban Edge Housing office at 1.617.989.9316.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Massachusetts. For more information call Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., office at 1.412.739.4737.

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Missouri
Kansas City

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in Kansas City. For more information, call ACORN’s Kansas City office at 1.816.931.3326 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Kansas City. For more information, call FRC/HomeFree USA’s Kansas City office at 1.816.822.7241.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Kansas City. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s national office at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) for more information or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

St. Louis

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in St. Louis. For more information, call ACORN’s St. Louis office at 1.314.531.5677 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of St. Louis. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s St. Louis office 314.645.8333 or national office at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) for more information or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

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Nevada
Las Vegas

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Las Vegas. For more information, call ACORN’s Las Vegas office at 1.702.384.3022 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Las Vegas. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Housing for Nevada office at 1.702.270.0300 for more information.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Nevada. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Las Vegas office at 1.702.364.1275.

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New Hampshire
Manchester

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New Hampshire. For more information call NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Manchester office at 1.603.472.8623.

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New Jersey
Camden

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New Jersey. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Camden office at 1.856.541.8440.

Newark

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in New Jersey. For more information, call ACORN’s Newark office at 1.973.645.1377 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

Orange

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in New Jersey. For more information, call The Washington DODD Center/NHP office at 1.973.395.1970.

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New Mexico
Albuquerque

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Albuquerque. For more information, call ACORN’s Albuquerque office at 1.505.244.1086 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

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New York
Brooklyn

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New York. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Flatbush at 1.718.469.4679.

Buffalo

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New York. For more information call West Side Neighborhood Housing Services office at 1.716.885.2344.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of New York. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Buffalo office at 1.716.834.6222 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

New York City

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in New York City. For more information, call ACORN’s NYC office at 1.218.246.8080 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of New York. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s New York City office at 1.212.704.9974 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New York. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services Homeownership Center of NY office at 1.716.885.2344.

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North Carolina
Charlotte

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in North Carolina. For more information, call UJAMMA office at 1.704.377.8020.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of North Carolina. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Charlotte office at 1.704.536.7676 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout North Carolina. For more information call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership office at 1.704.342.0933.

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Oklahoma

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Oklahoma. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Latino Community Development Corporation office at 1.405.236.0701 for more information.

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Oregon
Portland

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Oregon. For more information call Portland Housing Center at 1.503.282.7744.

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Pennsylvania
Allentown

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Allentown. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Lehigh Valley at 1.610.437.4571.

Philadelphia

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Philadelphia. For more information, call ACORN’s Philadelphia office at 1.215.765.1221 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Philadelphia. For more information, call Nueva Esperanza, Inc. at 1.215.324.0746.

Reading

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Reading. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Reading at 1.610.372.8433.

Scranton

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Scranton. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Lackawanna County at 1.570.558.2496.

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Rhode Island
Providence

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Providence. For more information, call ACORN’s Providence office at 1.401.780.0509 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Rhode Island. For more information call West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation office at 1.401.453.3220.

Woonsocket

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Rhode Island. For more information call Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation office at 1.401.762.0993.

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South Carolina
Columbia

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of South Carolina. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s South Carolina office at 1.803.255.0223 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout South Carolina. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Columbia office at 1.803.254.1636.

Charleston

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of South Carolina. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s South Carolina office at 1.834.556.0497 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

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Tennessee
Memphis

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Memphis. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Tennessee office at 1.916.396.3366 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Tennessee. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Memphis office at 1.901.458.4663.

Nashville

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Nashville. For more information, call Residential Resources, Inc., office at 1.615.650.9779.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Tennessee. For more information call Affordable Housing Resources office at 1.615.251.0025.

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Texas
Austin

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Cen-Tex Certified Development Corporation office at 1.512.912.9884.

Dallas/Ft. Worth

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Dallas. For more information, call ACORN’s Dallas office at 1.214.823.9885 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Dallas and Fort Worth. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Texas office at 1.817.608.9610 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Dallas/Ft. Worth. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Vecinos Unidos office at 1.214.761.1086 for more information.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Cen-Tex Certified Development Corporation office at 1.512.912.9884.

El Paso

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of El Paso. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call YWCA CCCS El Paso Del Norte Region at 1.915.577.2530 for more information.

Houston

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in Houston. For more information, call ACORN’s Houston office at 1.713.863.9002 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Avenue Community Development Corporation office at 1.713.864.8099.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation office at 1.713.864.8099.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Tejano Center for Community Concern office at 1.713.644.2340.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Houston. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Houston office at 1.281.260.8289.

San Antonio

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in San Antonio. For more information, call ACORN’s San Antonio office at 1.210.432.4663 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of San Antonio. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Texas office at 1.817.608.9610 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Alamo Area Mutual Housing Association office at 1.210.731.8030.

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Virginia
Falls Church

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Falls Church. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Hispanic Committee of Virginia office at 1.703.671.5666 for more information.

Richmond

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Richmond. For more information, call NHS of Richmond at 1.804.329.2500.

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Washington
Seattle

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Seattle. For more information, call ACORN’s Seattle office at 1.206.723.5845 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Washington. For more information call HomeSight office at 1.888.749.4663.

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ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

Posted on September 26, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , |

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

ACORN

The COUNCIL (Council of Organizations, Unions, Neighborhoods, Communities, Industries, & Labor) is an association of non-profit organizations whose activities

are directed towards a low-and- moderate-income membership or to the low-andmoderate-income community. These include:

ACORN Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

AGAPE Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

AHC ACORN Housing Corporation, Inc.

AHC OF IL ACORN Housing Corporation of Illinois

AHC OF NY New York ACORN Housing Company, Inc.

AHC OF PA ACORN Housing Corporation of Pennsylvania

AISJ American Institute for Social Justice

ALERT ACORN Law for Representation & Training

ANP Arkansas New Party

AR FAIR HOUSING ACHC Arkansas ACORN FAIR HOUSING

HOTROC Hospitality, Hotel, & Restaurant Organizing Council

INP Illinois New Party

KABF Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

KNON Agape Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

LOCAL 100 Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, Local 100

LOCAL 880 Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, Local 880

LA FAIR HOUSING ACLA of LA Louisiana ACORN Fair Housing

MHANY Mutual Housing Association of New York, Inc.

PROJECT VOTE PROJECT VOTE Voting for America, Inc.

* Organization affiliated with ACORN, not a member of the COUNCIL

ARIZONA

ACORN

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

1018 W Roosevelt Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007

602-254-5299

fax 602-258-7143

e-mail:

azacorn@acorn.org

AHC

1018 W Roosevelt Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007

602-253-1111

fax 602-258-7143

email:

ahcazlcph@acorn.org

ahcaz@acorn.org

ARKANSAS

ACORN

2101 South Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72206

501-376-7151

fax 501-376-3952

email:

aracorn@acorn.org

AHC

2101 South Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72206

501-376-2501

email:

ahcdevdirect@acorn.org

KABF

2101 South Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72206

501-372-6119

email:

kabfsm@acorn.org

LOCAL 100

2101 South Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72206

501-376-0255

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

fax 501-376-2423

email:

seiu100ar@acorn.org

ACHC

2101 South Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72206

501-374-2114

email:

arkfhip@acorn.org

ANP

2101 South Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72206

501-374-1190

email:

polark@acorn.org

PROJECT VOTE

2101 South Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72206

501-374-5585

email:

pvnat@acorn.org

CALIFORNIA

ACORN

3655 South Grand Ave

Suite 250

Los Angeles, CA 90007

213-747-4211

fax 213-747-4221

email:

caacorn@acorn.org

AHC

3655 South Grand Ave

Suite 250

Los Angeles, CA 90007

213-747-4210

fax 213-748-1345

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

email:

ahccalcla@acorn.org

ACORN

3205 Farnam Avenue

Oakland, CA 94601

510-436-5690

fax 510-436-6395

email:

caacornoaro@acorn.org

AHC

3205 Farnam Avenue

Oakland, CA 94601

510-436-6532

email:

ahccalcoa@acorn.org

ACORN

4921 San Francisco Boulevard

Sacramento, CA 95820

916-455-1795

fax: 916-455-1797

email:

caacornsaro@acorn.org

ACORN

1322 5th Ave.

Suite 1

San Diego, CA 92101

619-235-9593

fax: 619-235-9582

email:

caacornsd@acorn.org

ACORN

1187 East Santa Clara Street

#B

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

San Jose, CA 95116

408-293-1520

fax 408-293-1609

email:

caacornsjr@acorn.org

COLORADO

ACORN

1760 High Street

Denver, CO 80205

303-393-0773

fax 303-393-1451

email:

coacorn@acorn.org

AHC

1760 High Street

Denver, CO 80205

303-388-1989

fax 303-393-1451

email:

ahccolcde@acorn.org

CONNECTICUT

ACORN

2310 Main Street 3rd Floor

Bridgeport, CT 06606

203-333-2676

fax 203-366-0020

email:

ctacorn@acorn.org

AHC

2310 Main Street 3rd Floor

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

Bridgeport, CT 06606

203-366-4180

fax 203-366-0020

email:

ahcctlcbr@acorn.org

AHC

215 Grand Avenue

New Haven, CT

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ACORN

739 8th Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

202-547-9292

fax 202-546-2483

email:

depfielddirect@acorn.org

ACORN (National)

739 8th Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

202-547-2500

fax 202-546-2483

email:

natacorndc@acorn.org

AISJ

739 8th Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

fax 202-546-2483

email:

aisj@acorn.org

AHC

738 8th Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

202-547-9294

fax 202-546-2483

email:

ahcselc@acorn.org

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

FLORIDA

ACORN

3510 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33137

305-576-0919

fax 305-438-9064

email:

flacorn@acorn.org

ACORN

2117 University Blvd. South

Jacksonville, Florida 32216

904-724-1341

ACORN

3683 Davie Blvd

Ft.Lauderdale FL, 33312

954-587-7552

fax 954-587-7587

flacornbr@acorn.org

AHC

3510 Biscayne Blvd.

Suite# 201

Miami, FL 33137

(305) 438-9061

fax 305-438-9064

email:

ahcfllcmi@acorn.org

GEORGIA

ACORN

317 North Highland

Atlanta, GA 30307

404-525-0033

fax 404-525-2655

email:

fielddirect@acorn.org

AHC

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

317 North Highland

Atlanta, GA 30307

404-525-0033

fax 404-525-2655

email:

ahcgalcat@acorn.org

ILLINOIS

LOCAL 880

715 S. University

Carbondale, IL 62901

618-357-0829

fax: 618-351-1679

email:

seiu880ilca@acorn.org

ACORN Downtown

650 S. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60605

312-939-7488

fax: 312-939-6877

email:

ilacorn@acorn.org

ACORN South Side

2341 W. Marquette Rd.

Chicago, IL 60636

773-778-6633

fax: 773-778-9807

email:

ilacornchss@acorn.org

ACORN

Little Village Office

2500 S. Christiana

Chicago IL 60623,

773-522-7550

fax 773-522-7530

LOCAL 880

650 S. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60605

312-939-7490

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

fax: 312-939-8256

email:

seiu880@acorn.org

INP

650 S. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60605

312-939-4136

email:

polchi@acorn.org

AHC OF IL

650 S. Clark

Chicago, IL 60605

312-939-1138

email:

ahcil@acorn.org

AHC

650 S. Clark

Chicago, IL 60605

312-939-1611

fax 312-939-4239

email:

ahcexdirect@acorn.org

LOCAL 880

164 E. 154th St.

Harvey, IL 60427

708-225-1690

fax: 708-225-1350

email:

seiu880ssub@acorn.org – Matthew Luskin

LOCAL 880

Peoria Labor Temple

400 NE Jefferson

Rm. 12

Peoria, IL 61603

309-637-0130

fax: 309-674-9714

email:

seiu880pe@acorn.org – Steve Capitelli

LOCAL 880

208 18th St.

Ste. 207

Rock Island, IL 61201

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

Phone & Fax: 309-788-5407

email:

seiu880@acorn.org

LOCAL 880

2445 S. Fifth St., #101

Springfield, IL 62703

217-744-7348

fax: 217-744-7353

1-888-998-7348

email:

seiu880ilsp@acorn.org – John Gregorich

LOCAL 880

327 Missouri Ave.

Ste. 625

East St. Louis, IL 62201

618-874-4507

email:

seiu880@acorn.org

IOWA

ACORN

email:

fielddirect@acorn.org

AHC

515 288-1520

fax 515-288-2757

email:

ahclcdirect@acorn.org

KANSAS

* Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas

1407 North Topeka

Wichita, KS 67214

316-263-5886

email

peacecenter@igc.org

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

LOUISIANA

LOCAL 100

5177 Greenwell Springs Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

225-925-5558

fax 225-923-3144

email:

seiu100labr@acorn.org

ACORN

5177 Greenwell Springs Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

225-925-5558

fax 225-923-3144

email:

laacorn@acorn.org

LA FAIR HOUSING

5177 Greenwell Springs Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

225-925-5558

fax 225-923-3144

email:

lafhip@acorn.org

ACORN

1721 Jake Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601

318-436-0245

fax 318-494-6273

email:

laacorn@acorn.org

LOCAL 100

1721 Jake Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601

318-494-6261

fax 318-494-6273

email:

seiu100lasw@acorn.org

ACORN

1024 Elysian Fields Ave.

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-943-0044

fax 504-944-7078

email:

laacorn@acorn.org

ACORN (National)

1024 Elysian Fields Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-943-0044

fax 504-943-3842

email:

chieforg@acorn.org

LA FAIR HOUSING

1024 Elysian Fields Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-943-5954

fax 504-943-5954

email:

lafhip@acorn.org

LOCAL 100

1024 Elysian Fields Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-943-8864

fax 504-943-3157

email:

seiu100lano@acorn.org

AISJ

1024 Elysian Fields Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-943-5713

fax 504-943-5954

email:

aisj@acorn.org

AHC

1024 Elysian Fields Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-943-7519

fax 504-947-1868

email:

ahclalcno@acorn.org

ALERT

1024 Elysian Fields Ave.

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-948-9560

fax 504-943-5954

email:

ccilegalsup@acorn.org

HOTROC

1806 Canal Street

New Orleans 70112

504-586-1110

fax 504-586-1145

email:

hotroc@acorn.org

 

LOCAL 100

5000 Greenwood Road

Shreveport, LA 71109

318-631-5667

fax 318-631-2509

email:

seiu100labr@acorn.org

MARYLAND

ACORN

825 Park Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21201

410-752-2228

fax 410-685-3521

email:

mdacorn@acorn.org

AHC

825 Park Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21201

410-752-4213

fax 410-685-3521

email:

ahcmdlcba@acorn.org

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

MASSACHUSETTS

ACORN

1453 Dorchester Avenue

Boston, MA 02122

617-436-7100

fax 617-436-4268

email:

maacorn@acorn.org

AHC

1453 Dorchester Avenue

Boston, MA 02122

617-436-6363

fax 617-436-4878

email:

ahcmalcbo@acorn.org

ACORN

1655 Main Street #402

Springfield, MA 01109

413-736-7700

fax 413-736-7715

email:

maacornsp@acorn.org

AHC

1655 Main Street #204

Springfield, MA 01109

413-736-7714

fax 786-736-7719

email:

ahcmalcsp@acorn.org

ACORN

13 1/2 Perkins St,

Brockton, MA 02301

508-580-4111

fax 508-580-8366

email:

maacornbr@acorn.org

MICHIGAN

ACORN

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

1249 Washington Blvd

Suite #1303

Detroit, MI 48226

313-963-1840

fax 313-963-4268

email:

miacorn@acorn.org

AHC

1249 Washington Blvd

Suite #1303

Detroit, MI 48226

313-963-1841

fax 313-963-6905

email:

ahcmilcde@acorn.org

* Edison Neighborhood Center

1331 Race Street

Kalamazoo, MI 43602

MINNESOTA

ACORN

757 Raymond Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55114

651-642-0003

fax 651-642-0060

email:

mnacornmsp@acorn.org

AHC

757 Raymond Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55114

651-203-0008

MISSOURI

ACORN

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

3931 Main Street

2nd Floor

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-931-0853

fax 816-931-9997

email:

moacorn@acorn.org

AHC

3931 Main Street

2nd Floor

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-931-3326

fax 816-931-5522

email:

ahcmolckc@acorn.org

ACORN

4304 Manchester

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-531-7023

fax 314-533-1468

email:

moacorn@acorn.org

AHC

4304 Manchester

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-531-6204

fax 314-531-2357

email:

ahcmolcsl@acorn.org

LOCAL 880

4304 Manchester

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-652-7978

fax 314-531-2357

email:

seiu880esl@acorn.org

LOCAL 880

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

327 Missouri Ave.

East St. Louis, MO 62201

618-874-4507

fax 618-874-4507

email:

seiu880esi@acorn.org

MONTANA

* Montana People’s Action

208 East Main Street

Missoula, MT 59802

406-728-5297

fax: 406-728-4095

e-mail

dbirnie@mtpaction.org

NEW JERSEY

ACORN

Associated Business Center

22 Journal Square

Jersey City, NJ 07306

201-222-0100

fax 201-222-1199

email:

njacorn@acorn.org

AHC

Associated Business Center

22 Journal Square

3rd Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07306

201-222-7741

fax 201-222-1199

email:

ahcnjlcjc@acorn.org

NEW MEXICO

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

Website:

 

ACORN

1202 Central Avenue SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

505-242-7411

fax 505-244-1090

email:

nmacorn@acorn.org

AHC

1202 Central Avenue SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

505-242-7411

fax 505-244-1088

email:

ahclcnmal@acorn.org

NEW YORK

ACORN

88 3rd Avenue

3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-246-7900

fax 718-246-7939

email:

nyacorn@acorn.org

ACORN (National)

88 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-246-7900

fax 718-246-7939

email:

natexdirect@acorn.org

AHC

88 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-246-8080

fax 718-246-7939

email:

ahcny@acorn.org

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

AHC of New York

88 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-246-8080

fax 718-246-7939

email:

ahcny@acorn.org

MHANY

88 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-246-8080

fax 718-246-7939

email:

ahcny@acorn.org

PROJECT VOTE

88 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-246-7929

fax 718-246-7939

email:

vrnat@acorn.org

ACORN

310 Walton Avenue

Bronx, NY 10451

718-292-0070

fax 718-292-8846

email:

nyacornbrxro@acorn.org

ACORN

91 North Franklin #209A

Hempstead, NY 11550

516-481-6769

fax 516-481-6781

email:

nyacornliro@acorn.org

OHIO

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

ACORN

1 Trinity Plaza

Toledo, OH 43604

419-243-1054

fax 419- 243-3151

email:

ohacornto@acorn.org

* Lagrange Village Council

3106 Lagrange Ave.

Toledo, OH 43608

419-255-8406

fax: 419-255-7042

OREGON

ACORN

7528 SE Foster Rd

Suite 205

Portland OR 97206

503-788-4362

fax: 503-788-4723

email:

oracorn@acorn.org

PENNSYLVANIA

ACORN

846 North Broad Street

2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19130

215-765-0042

fax 215-765-0045

email:

paacorn@acorn.org

AHC of Pennsylvania

846 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

215-765-1221

fax 215-765-1299

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

email:

ahcpalcph@acorn.org

AHC National

846 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

215-765-1313

fax 215-765-1299

email:

ahclcdirect@acorn.org

Rhode Island

ACORN

807 Broad Street

Suite 220

Providence, RI 02907

401-780-0500

fax 401-780-0826

email:

riacorn@acorn.org

South Carolina

* Carolina Alliance for Fair Employment (CAFE)

1 Chick Springs Road

110B

864-235-2926

email:

cafe@igc.org

TENNESSEE

ACORN

1254 Lamar Avenue

#304

Memphis, TN 38104

901-568-5374

email:

fielddirect@acorn.org

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

AHC

1254 Lamar Avenue

#304

Memphis, TN 38104

901-568-5374

email:

ahctnlcme@acorn.org

TEXAS

ACORN

1-877-8ACORN8

email:

txacorn@acorn.org

LOCAL 100

2301 Saratoga Boulevard

TX 78415

512-852-7839

fax 512-852-7983

email:

seiu100txcc@acorn.org

ACORN

4415 San Jacinto

Dallas, TX 75204

214-823-4580

fax 214-823-1090

email:

txacorndaro@acorn.org

AGAPE

4415 San Jacinto

Dallas, TX 75204

214-828-9500

email:

knonsm@acorn.org

LOCAL 100

4415 San Jacinto

Dallas, TX 75204

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

214-823-2001

fax 214-823-1090

email:

seiu100txda@acorn.org

AHC

4415 San Jacinto

Dallas, TX 75204

214-823-9885

fax 214-823-2415

email:

ahctxlcda@acorn.org

ACORN

704 East 11 1/2 Street

Houston, TX 77008

713-868-7015

fax 713-863-1964

email:

txacornhoro@acorn.org

AHC

704 East 11 1/2 Street

Houston, TX 77008

713-863-9002

fax 713-863-1964

email:

ahcsolc@acorn.org

LOCAL 100

704 East 11 1/2 Street

Houston, TX 77008

713-863-9877

fax 713-863-7425

email:

seiu100txho@acorn.org

LOCAL 100

303 El Paso

Suite 206

San Antonio, TX 78207

210-226-1214

 

ACORN and Sister Orgs Address List A-Z

fax 210-226-3604

email:

seiu100tx@acorn.org

WASHINGTON

ACORN

134 SW 153rd St.

Suite D

Burien, WA 98166

206-723-5845

Fax 206-723-8658

email:

waacorn@acorn.org

WISCONSIN

ACORN

152 West Wisconsin Ave

#731

Milwaukee, WI 53203

414-276-8181

fax 414-342-1998

email:

fielddirect@acorn.org

AHC

152 West Wisconsin Ave

#731

Milwaukee, WI 53203

414-273-1905

fax 414-276-8191

email:

ahcwilcmi@acorn.org

Note: please send corrections or additions to

ccidirector@acorn.org.

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THE MANY FACES OF ACORN

Posted on September 26, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Below please find a list of ACORN Affiliates A list of ACORN branch names and addresses is published seperately on this site http://wp.me/pxG9Z-9w  . I would appreciate the cooperation of all Watchdogs, Corruption Fighters, Truth Seekers, Dragon Slayers and Sleuths to track down facts that up until now were hidden from view. These may include back door Congressional dealing, under the table funding, extortion payments, etc.. Please use tools listed on this site, to the right of this column under Citizen Tools to unearth the web of deceit. The government is supposedly in the process of cutting ties with ACORN. You know, and I know, they will merely find another way to do it from the shadows. Let’s work together to stop them in their tracks. Please. Also, it is my belief the government will fund acorn through the banks from here on out. After all ACORN and the banks have a cozy history and the government now owns the banks. See this http://wp.me/pxG9Z-9L to find out how BofA worked with ACORN. Please keep that in mind while you are searching. I have chosen not to publish where I came upon the list of Affiliates as things have been disappearing from the web of late.

 

 

  • 385 Palmetto Street Housing Fund Corp.
  • 4415 San Jacinto Street Co
  • ACORN
  • ACORN 2004 Housing Development Fund Corp.
  • ACORN 2005 Housing Development Fund Corp.
  • ACORN Associates
  • ACORN Beneficial Association
  •  ACORN Beverly Y LLC
  •  ACORN Campaign Services
  • ACORN Campaign To Raise The Minimum Wage
  • ACORN Center for Housing, Inc.
  • ACORN Children’s Beneficial Association
  •  ACORN Community Land Association
  • ACORN Community Land Association of IL
  • ACORN Community Land Association of LA
  •  ACORN Community Land Association of PA
  • ACORN Community Labor Organizing Center
  • ACORN Cultural Trust
  • ACORN Dumont-Snediker Housing Development Fund Corp
  • ACORN Fair Housing
  • ACORN Fund
  • ACORN Housing Corp.
  • ACORN Housing Corp. of IL
  • ACORN Housing Corp. of MO
  • ACORN Housing Corp. of PA
  • ACORN Institute
  • ACORN Law for Education, Representation, and Training
  • ACORN Management Corp.
  • ACORN National Broadcasting Network
  • ACORN Services
  • ACORN Television In Action For Communities
  • ACORN Tenant Union Training and Organizing Project
  • ACORN Tenants Union
  • Affiliated Media Foundation Movement
  • Agape Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
  • American Evironmental Justice Project, Inc.
  • American Home Childcare Providers Association
  • American Institute for Social Justice
  • Arizona ACORN Housing Corp.
  • Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation
  • Association for the Rights of Citizens, Inc.
  • Associated Regional Maintenance Systems
  • Austin Organizing and Support Center
  • Baltimore Organizing and Support Center
  • Boston Organizing and Support Center
  • Broad Street Corp.
  • California Community Network
  • Chicago Organizing and Support Center
  • Chief Organizer Fund
  • Child Care Providers for Action Franklin
  • Citizens Action Research Project
  • Citizens Campaign for Work, Living Wage and Labor Peace
  • Citizens Consulting, Inc ( or CCI )
  • Citizens Campaign for Finance Reform
  • Colorado ACORN Housing Corp.
  • Crescent City Broadcasting Corp.
  • Desert Rose Homes, Inc.
  • Dumont Avenue Housing Development Fund
  • Elysian Fields Corp., Inc.
  • Elysian Fields Partnership
  • Fifteenth Street Corp.
  • Floridians for All PAC
  • Franklin ACORN Housing
  • Greenville Community Charter School, Inc.
  • Greenwell Springs Corp.
  • Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Organizing Council (HOTROC)
  • Houston Organizing and Support Center
  • KABF Radio
  • KNON Radio
  • Labor Neighbor Reasearch and Training Center, Inc.
  • Living Wage Resource Center
  • Louisiana ACORN Fair Housing
  • Massachusetts ACORN Housing Corp.
  • Metro Technical Institute
  • Missouri Tax Justice Research Project
  • Montana Radio Network
  • Mott Have ACORN Housing Development Fund Corp.
  • Mutual Housing Association of New York, Inc.
  • National Center for Jobs and Justice
  • New Mexico Organizing and Support Center
  • New Orleans Community Housing Organization
  • New York ACORN Housing Company, Inc.
  • New York Agency for Community Affairs, Inc.
  • Orgainzers Forum
  • Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs
  • People’s Equipment Resource Corp.
  • Phoenix Organizing and Support Center
  • Project Vote
  • SEIU Local 100
  • SEIU Local 880
  • Service Workers Action Team
  • Shrevport Community Television
  • Site Fighters
  • Sixth Avenue Corp.
  • Social Policy
  • Southern Training Center
  • St. Louis Organizing and Support Center
  • St. Louis Tax Reform Group
  • Texas ACORN Housing Corp
  • Wal-Mart Workers Association
  • Wal-Mart Association for Reform Now
  • Working Families Association
  • A Community Resource Network
  • ACORN Foundation
  • ACORN International
  • Cypress ACORN Housing Development Fund, Inc.
  • Mermetau Elderly Housing Corp.

    List of the

     

     

     

     

    ACORN COUNCIL from US House of Representatives Report 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (“ACORN”)

    2. ACORN National Office: Brooklyn, NY

    3. ACORN Bronx, NY

    4. ACORN Brooklyn, NY

    5. ACORN Buffalo, NY

    6. ACORN Hempstead, NY

    7. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Brooklyn, NY

    8. PROJECT VOTE Brooklyn, NY

    9. MHANY Brooklyn, NY

    10. ACORN National Office: Washington, D.C.

    11. ACORN Washington, DC

    12. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Washington, DC

    13. ACORN Political 1334 G St, NW Suite B Washington, DC 20005

    14. AISJ Washington, DC

    15. ACORN National Office: Little Rock, AR

    16. ACORN Pine Bluff, AR

    17. ACORN Housing Corporation Little Rock, AR

    18. ACHC Little Rock, AR

    19. ANP Little Rock, AR

    20. PROJECT VOTE Little Rock, AR

    21. KABF Little Rock, AR

    22. SEIU LOCAL 100 Little Rock, AR 72206

    23. ACORN National Office: Phoenix, AZ

    24. ACORN Glendale, AZ

    25. ACORN Mesa, AZ

    26. ACORN Tucson, AZ

    27. ACORN Housing Corporation Phoenix, AZ

    28. ACORN National Office: Dallas, TX

    29. ACORN Arlington, TX

    30. ACORN Dallas, TX

    31. ACORN El Paso, TX

    32. ACORN Ft. Worth, TX

    33. ACORN Houston, TX

    34. ACORN Irving, TX

    35. ACORN San Antonio, TX

    36. ACORN Research Dallas, TX

    37. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Dallas, TX

    38. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Houston, TX

    39. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION San Antonio, TX

    40. AGAPE Dallas, TX

    41. SEIU LOCAL 100 Corpus Christi, TX

    42. SEIU LOCAL 100 Dallas, TX

    43. SEIU LOCAL 100 Houston, TX

    44. SEIU LOCAL 100 San Antonio, TX

    45. ACORN National Office: Boston, MA

    46. ACORN Boston, MA

    47. ACORN Brockton, MA

    48. ACORN Springfield, MA

    49. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Boston, MA

    50. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Springfield, MA

    51. ACORN National Office: New Orleans, LA

    52. ACORN Baton Rouge, LA

    53. ACORN Lake Charles, LA

    54. ACORN New Orleans, LA

    55. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION New Orleans, LA

    56. Louisiana ACORN Fair Housing Organization New Orleans, LA

    57. ALERT New Orleans, LA

    58. AISJ New Orleans, LA

    59. SEIU LOCAL 100 Baton Rouge, LA

    60. SEIU LOCAL 100 Lake Charles, LA

    61. SEIU LOCAL 100 New Orleans, LA

    62. SEIU LOCAL 100 Shreveport, LA

    63. HOTROC New Orleans, LA

    64. ACORN Bay Point, CA

    65. ACORN Fresno, CA

    66. ACORN Los Angeles, CA

    67. ACORN Oakland, CA

    68. ACORN Sacramento, CA

    69. ACORN San Bernardino, CA

    70. ACORN San Diego, CA

    71. ACORN San Francisco, CA

    72. ACORN San Jose, CA

    73. ACORN Santa Ana, CA

    74. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Fresno, CA

    75. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Los Angeles, CA

    76. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Oakland, CA

    77. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Sacramento, CA

    78. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION San Diego, CA

    79. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION San Jose, CA

    80. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Santa Ana, CA

    81. ACORN Aurora, CO

    82. ACORN Denver, CO

    83. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Denver, CO

    84. ACORN Bridgeport, CT

    85. ACORN Hartford, CT

    86. ACORN Waterbury, CT

    87. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Bridgeport, CT

    88. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION New Haven, CT

    89. ACORN 408 East 8th St. Wilmington, DE

    90. ACORN Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    91. ACORN Hialeah, FL

    92. ACORN Jacksonville, FL

    93. ACORN Lake Worth, FL

    94. ACORN Miami, FL

    95. ACORN Orlando, FL

    96. ACORN St. Petersburg, FL

    97. ACORN c/o the Progressive Center Tallahassee, FL

    98. ACORN Tampa, FL

    99. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Miami, FL

    100. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Orlando, FL

    101. Floridians For All Miami, FL

    102. ACORN Atlanta, GA

    103. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Atlanta, GA

    104. ACORN Honolulu, HI

    105. ACORN Chicago, IL

    106. ACORN Springfield, IL

    107. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Chicago, IL

    108. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION of IL

    109. SEIU LOCAL 880 Chicago, IL

    110. SEIU LOCAL 880 East St. Louis, IL

    111. SEIU LOCAL 880 Harvey, IL

    112. SEIU LOCAL 880 Peoria, IL

    113. SEIU LOCAL 880 Rock Island, IL

    114. SEIU LOCAL 880 Springfield, IL

    115. ACORN Indianapolis, IN

    116. ACORN IA

    117. Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas Wichita, KS

    118. ACORN Louisville, KY

    119. ACORN Baltimore, MD

    120. ACORN Hyattsville, MD

    121. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Baltimore, MD

    122. ACORN Detroit, MI

    123. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Detroit, MI

    124. Edison Neighborhood Center Kalamazoo, MI

    125. ACORN St. Paul, MN

    126. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION St. Paul, MN

    127. ACORN Financial Justice Center St. Paul, MN

    128. ACORN Kansas City, MO

    129. ACORN St. Louis, MO

    130. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Kansas City, MO

    131. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION St. Louis, MO

    132. SEIU LOCAL 880 East St. Louis, MO

    133. SEIU LOCAL 880 St. Louis, MO

    134. ACORN Jersey City, NJ

    135. ACORN Newark, NJ

    136. ACORN Paterson, NJ

    137. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Jersey City, NJ

    138. ACORN Albuquerque, NM

    139. ACORN Las Cruces, NM

    140. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Albuquerque, NM

    141. ACORN Charlotte, NC

    142. ACORN Cincinnati, OH

    143. ACORN Cleveland, OH

    144. ACORN Columbus, OH

    145. ACORN Toledo, OH

    146. Lagrange Village Council Toledo, OH

    147. ACORN Portland, OR

    148. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Portland, OR

    149. ACORN Allentown, PA

    150. ACORN Harrisburg, PA

    151. ACORN Philadelphia, PA

    152. ACORN Pittsburgh, PA

    153. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Philadelphia, PA

    154. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Philadelphia, PA

    155. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Pittsburgh, PA

    156. ACORN Providence, RI

    157. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Providence, RI

    158. ACORN Memphis, TN 38104

    159. ACORN Norfolk, VA

    160. ACORN Richmond, VA

    161. ACORN Burien, WA

    162. ACORN Milwaukee, WI

    163. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Milwaukee, WI

    164. ACORN Beverly, L.L.C.

    165. ACORN Center for Housing, Inc.

    166. Arkansas Community Housing Corporation

    167. ACORN Community Land Association, Inc.

    168. ACORN Community Land Association Albuquerque NM

    169. ACORN Community Land Association of Louisiana Baltimore MD

    170. ACORN Community Land Association of Louisiana New Orleans LA

    171. ACORN Community Land Association of Pennsylvania, Inc.

    172. ACORN Community Land Association of IL.

    173. ACORN Community Labor Organizing Center, Inc.

    174. ACORN Fair Housing, A Project Of American Institute Washington DC

    175. Arkansas ACORN Fair Housing, Inc.

    176. New Mexico ACORN Fair Housing Albuquerque NM

    177. ACORN Fair Housing Washington DC

    178. ACORN Housing 1 Associates, LP (limited partnership)

    179. ACORN Housing 2 Associates, LP (limited partnership)

    180. ACORN Housing 2, Inc.

    181. ACORN Housing Affordable Loans, LLC

    182. ACORN Housing Corporation, Inc.

    183. Desert Rose Homes, L.L.C.

    184. Franklin ACORN Housing, Inc.

    185. Mott Haven ACORN Housing Development Fund

    186. Mutual Housing Association of New York, Inc.

    187. New Orleans Community Housing Organization, Inc.

    188. ACORN Community Land Association of Illinois

    189. Massachusetts ACORN Housing Corporation

    190. Broad Street Corporation

    191. Elysian Fields Corporation

    192. ACORN 2004 Housing Development Fund Corporation

    193. ACORN 2005 Housing Development FUND CORPORATION

    194. ACORN Dumont-Snediker Housing Development Fund Corporation

    195. Dumont Avenue Housing Development Fund

    196. Elysian Fields Partnership

    197. Fifteenth Street Corporation

    198. New York ACORN Housing Company Inc

    199. Development Fund Corporation

    200. New York Organizing and Support Center, Inc

    201. Baltimore Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    202. Chicago Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    203. Houston Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    204. 5301 McDougall Corporation

    205. New Mexico Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    206. New York Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    207. Phoenix Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    208. 385 Palmetto Street Housing Development Fund Corporation

    209. Sixth Avenue Corporation

    210. 4415 San Jacinto Street Corporation

    211. St. Louis Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    212. St. Louis Tax Reform Group, Inc.

    213. Greenwell Springs Corporation

    214. Austin Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    215. Boston Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    216. American Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc.

    217. American Workers Association

    218. Baton Rouge Association of School Employees, Inc.

    219. Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Organizing Council

    220. Illinois Home Child Care Workers Association, Inc.

    221. Labor Link, Inc.

    222. Labor Neighbor Research and Training Center, Inc.

    223. Missouri Home Child Care Workers Association, Inc.

    224. Middle South Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc.

    225. Wal-Mart Alliance for Reform Now, Inc.

    226. Wal-Mart Association for Reform Now

    227. Working Families Association, Inc.

    228. Wal-Mart Workers Association, Inc.

    229. People Organizing Workfare Workers/ACORN/CWA, Inc.

            Workers/ACORN/CWA, Inc.

    230. Texas United City-County Employees, Inc.

    231. Texas United School Employees, Inc.

    232. United Labor Foundation of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    233. United Security Workers of America

    234. Orleans Criminal Sheriffs

    235. SEIU Local 100

    236. SEIU Local 880

    237. Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

    238. Agape Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

    239. Affiliated Media Foundation Movement, Inc.

    240. Allied Media Projects, Inc.

    241. ACORN National Broadcasting Network, Inc.

    242. Alabama Radio Movement, Inc. (Dissolved)

    243. ACORN Television in Action for Communities, Inc.

    244. California Community Television Network

    245. Flagstaff Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

    246. Iowa ACORN Broadcasting Corporation

    247. Maricopa Community Television Project, Inc.

    248. Montana Radio Network, Inc.

    249. Radio New Mexico, Inc.

    250. Shreveport Community Television, Inc.

    251. Crescent City Broadcasting Corporation

    252. KABF Radio

    253. KNON Radio

    254. ACORN Institute, Inc.

    255. ACORN Institute Inc. Washington DC

    256. ACORN Institute Dallas TX

    257. ACORN Institute Inc. New Orleans LA

    258. American Institute for Social Justice, Inc.

    259. Association for Rights of Citizens, Inc.

    260. New York Agency for Community Affairs, Inc.

    261. Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs, Inc.

    262. Project Vote/Voting for America, Inc.

    263. ACORN Tenant Union Training & Organizing Project, Inc.

    264. ACORN Law for Education Representation & Training, Inc.

    265. American Environmental Justice Project, Inc.

    266. ACORN International, Inc.

    267. Environmental Justice Training Project, Inc.

    268. Movement for Economic Justice, Education & Training Center, Inc.

    269. Missouri Tax Justice Research Project, Inc.

    270. ACORN Beneficial Association, Inc.

    271. ACORN Canada

    272. ACORN Children’s Beneficial Association, Inc.

    273. ACORN Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, Inc.

    274. ACORN Cultural Trust, Inc.

    275. ACORN Dual Language Community Academy

    276. ACORN Fund, Inc.

    277. ACORN Foster Parents, Inc.

    278. ACORN Institute Canada

    279. ACORN Political Action Committee, Inc.

    280. ACORN Tenants’ Union, Inc.

    281. Community Training for Environmental Justice, Inc.

    282. Connecticut Working Families

    283. Democracy for America

    284. Hammurabi Fund, Inc.

    285. McLellan Multi-Family Corporation

    286. Metro Technical Institute, Inc.

    287. New Party National Committee, Inc.

    288. Volunteers for America, Inc.

    289. Volunteers for California, Inc.

    290. Volunteers for Missouri, Inc.

    291. ACORN Management Corporation

    292. Associated Regional Maintenance Systems

    293. ACORN Associates, Inc.

    294. ACORN Associates Inc. Albuquerque NM

    295. ACORN Campaign Services, Inc.

    296. ACORN Services, Inc.

    297. Citizens Consulting, Inc.

    298. Chief Organizer Fund, Inc.

    299. Citizens Services, Inc.

    300. People’s Equipment Resource Corporation, Inc.

    301. National Center for Jobs & Justice

    302. Service Workers Action Team

    303. Living Wage Resource Center

    304. American Home Childcare Providers Association

    305. Association for the Rights of Citizens Inc

    306. California Community Network

    307. Child Care Providers for Action Franklin

    308. Citizens Action Research Project

    309. Citizens Campaign for Work, Living Wage & Labor Peace

    310. Citizens for Future Progress

    311. Citizens Campaign for Finance Reform

    312. Floridians for All PAC

    313. Greenville Community Charter School Inc

    314. Student Minimum Wage Action Campaign

    315. Site Fighters

    316. Social Policy

    317. Southern Training Center

    318. ACORN Votes

    319. Communities Voting Together

    320. Arkansas ACORN Political Action Committee

    321. Arkansas New Party

    322. California APAC

    323. Citizens for April Troope

    324. Colorado Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    325. Citizens Campaign for Fair Work

    326. Citizens Services Society, Inc.

    327. Clean Government APAC

    328. Community Voices Together

    329. Community Real Estate Processing, Inc.

    330. Council Beneficial Association

    331. Council Health Plan

    332. Desert Rose Homeowners’ Association

    333. District of Columbia APAC

    334. Friends of Wendy Foy

    335. Illinois APAC

    336. Illinois New Party

    337. Institute for Worker Education

    338. Jefferson Area Public Employees

    339. Jefferson Area School Employees

    340. Local 100 Health & Welfare Fund

    341. Local 100 Political Action Committee

    342. Local 100 Retirement Fund

    343. Local 880 PAC

    344. Local 880 Political PAC

    345. Louisiana APAC

    346. Maryland APAC

    347. Massachusetts APAC

    348. Missouri APAC

    349. Mutual Housing Association of New York Neighborhood Restore

    350. Neighbors for Arthelia Ray

    351. Neighbors for Maria Torres

    352. Neighbors for Ted Thomas

    353. New Mexico APAC

    354. New Orleans Campaign for Living Wage Committee

    355. New York APAC

    356. Oregon APAC

    357. Orleans Criminal Sheriffs Workers Organization, Inc.

    358. Pennsylvania APAC

    359. Progressive Houston

    360. Progressive St. Louis

    361. Rhode Island APAC

     

     

     

     

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Now It’s Your Turn – Fight Back America

Posted on September 26, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

After watching Glenn Beck’s “Mom’s” show,  feel as though people all over this great country of ours are becoming aware of the perils that face us. I feel as though people all over this great country of ours are becoming aware of the perils that face us. I now feel hopeful because the majority refuses to stay silent any longer. WE SURROUND THEM! An overwhelming majority of citizens, particularly those who pay attention and make it their obligation to find out what is actually happening in our country, are beginning to speak out. The forces wanting to rip our country apart, to take our freedoms so long fought for, have intimidated us into silence for too long. We The People are breaking free from the mind control imposed on us by “political correctness”. “Political correctness” is nothing more than a euphemism for CHAINS – not change. It is the whip they use to keep us in our cage. The American citizenry have begun to break those chains and will no longer be held to their standard of freedom.
 
 I could not watch Glenn’s show last night, but had to watch this morning. Our Dear Leader felt compelled to arrive late for his UN daily dose of “change” speech making sure he started just after 5PM. In my humble opinion, it was another of his immature swipes at his opposition. You know, when criticism does not appear to work, when union bosses can not intimidate and when television remotes are a constitutional right, then just preempt the leading television show of your opposition. Force yourself upon the masses, whether they want to listen or not. This may be why his FCC head and Czar are trying to remove free speech from our airwaves and internet. When you can’t control the message, control the airwaves – reminds me of countries such as Venezuela and others around the world where the government owns the conversation. But I digress.
 
I was surprised and delighted to see these average Moms speak of how the United Nations are seeking, and succeeding, from taking our country from us. I was surprised and delighted to hear them speak of the unconstitutional monetary policy now in play and how they fear our US dollar may be out of existence within five years, replaced by an international currency. I was happy to hear they know of the UN holding our children’s education hostage, with the help of the teacher’s union and others. They all know. They are aware of assault facing us as citizens.
Many said they had felt alone before Glenn’s 9/12 Project show compelling people to ban together. Now they know, they are NOT alone.
 
Glenn Beck always admonishes us that he “is not our voice” and that “we need to find our own voice”. Of course, we know we have a voice, but he is the one with the microphone. For that we are grateful. Someone with access to millions is speaking up. This encourages others to speak up.
 
To that accord, along with my suggestions in yesterday’s column, allow me suggest ways in which we can speak up. Yesterday I asked if everyone would send out a daily email or letter or make a daily call to local, state and federal government officials. Today I am asking you
to bombard your local papers, and the national papers, with letters to the editor. Today I am asking you attend your local and state government meetings. If you can not attend, acquire a transcript. CHANGE TRICKLES UP, not down. Fight at all levels of government. Support state sovereignty bills now pending in most states. If your state does not have one in legislation now, force them to. Do not let the bill languish in committee, as it is doing in so many states. Apply pressure.
 
Call in to not just conservative shows, but those with the fortitude to do so should call Liberal talk shows, write to liberal editors and confront liberal progressive friends with the truth of what they are doing. Make them think! They are so used to singing the “collective” song they forget how to think for themselves. Many belong to unions who are used to bullying them into voting a certain way. Many do not realize their voices have been co-opted by a ventriloquist called progressivism.
 
Our opposition is very vocal and counts on us to be quiet. Disappoint them, please. Our opposition is organized and counts on us to be an unorganized mass of separate voices. Let us learn to team up, to work together, and to at first, shout them down, then to shut them down all together.
 
There are many, many more of us. Do not be afraid. Use your real name. Wear a button. Get a bumper sticker. Tattoo it on your forehead if you have to.  Do NOT remain in the shadow. That is of vital importance. Do NOT allow them to keep you “in the closet” as some of the Moms said on Glenn Beck’s show.
 
WE ARE THE MAJORITY. By working together it is not necessary that you give up your own voice. We must all work together by working separately. Influence those around you, not only by teaching them what is really happening, but by compelling them to use their voice to speak out against it.
 
I know in my heart most Americans are not on board with turning our country over to the United Nations. I know in my heart most Americans cherish their freedom. I know in my heart most Americans want to be free.
 
They are trying to turn this into a debate on race, a debate on capitalism and greed versus sharing. It is none of those. It is America versus One World Order. Plain and simple. To think otherwise is to not see the big picture, I’m afraid.
If this little girl can speak out, I know you can!
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I Am Mad As Hell and I Am Not Taking It Anymore

Posted on September 25, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , |

As I often do, I grabbed my morning coffee and brought up my twitterdeck to see what was going on this morning. I had planned to talk about something entirely different today, but I can not help myself. I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore!
 
A barrage of ridiculous headlines streamed in. Let me show you what I mean:
 
NY Dem Uses Constitution To Defend ACORN
http://davegj13.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/ny-dem-uses-constitution-to-defend-acorn%e2%80%a6what/
 
HARRY REID BLOCKS ACORN Probe
http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/reid-blocks-acorn-probe-61438132.html
 
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION URGES CONGRESS TO ABANDON LEGISLATION REIGNING IN CZARS
http://congress.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/09/24/administration-pressures-dems-to-oppose-reigning-in-czars/
 
GORE BACKED TINY LUXURY AUTO COMPANY GETS $529M US GOVT LOAN (to build cars in Finland???)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125383160812639013.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLTopStories
 
OBAMA NOMINATES ANOTHER LOBBYIST FOR FMCSA (I thought lobbyists weren’t allowed)
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jC3T-8SMSamUKD8D-j8atTCcoFYgD9ATDUT04
 
US large-loan bank losses triple to $53 billion
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/US-largeloan-bank-losses-apf-3121886908.html?x=0&.v=3
 
Inspector General Says Taxpayers May Loose Money on Bailouts ( I didn’t see that coming, lol)
http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/bailouts_tarp_banks_obama/2009/09/24/264310.html
 
Obama’s Concrete Actions In The Last 9 Months
http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2009/09/24/obamas-concrete-actions-in-the-last-9-months/?print=1
This does not even take into consideration all the crap over the last few days like Dems saying they are going “nuclear” with health care legislation even if people don’t want it, vote to continue purposeful demise of California farmers to create yet another crisis, Obama’s continuation of his appology tour at UN, school children singing of our Dear Leader’s promise,  and much, much more.
 
MY HEAD IS SPINNING.
 
I know the progressives in charge of this country are doing this on purpose. I now know why (see http://wp.me/xG9Z). They are trying to overwhelm the system. They are succeeding. Even though people are waking up and plugging in, there is so much going on continually it’s hard to know where to look. They keep our heads spinning on a daily basis and it slows down the opposition. People feel frustrated and will eventually, if the barrage continues, give up. They have had forty years plus to understand the philosophy of Cloward and Piven and thirty years to master the principles of Saul Alinsky. This is all new to American taxpaying citizens, who try as they may to do their part, can not keep up with their constant assaults.
 
We must figure out a way to keep up. We can not allow them to squander our futures for their own greed.
 
As we are working hard, trying to maintain (increasingly difficult and nearly impossible if we let pending legislation pass), they are doing everything they can to make sure we fail. It’s hard with work, family, and other responsibilities to now have to devote every spare moment to the preservation of our Constitution. What’s worse is we have to root out the real news, the actual facts for ourselves. Media has crossed over and no longer chooses to do their job. We must now do that as well. So here is what I am proposing:
 
No longer watch programming from networks that refuse to report the actual news. Period. They may not care at first, but as their ad revenues drop, they will have no choice but to capitulate. Except, of course, if the government chooses to give them a bailout as they are choosing to do with the newspapers. Newspapers are hurting because people are no longer supporting their attempt to propagandize the news. Let’s do the same to the networks. We can not just abandon their news programming, we have already been doing that and it’s not a strong enough gesture. We need to cripple their revenue stream severely. Oh. and HULU is owned by NBC by the way, so that’s off limits too.
 
No longer purchase GE products. Do not watch other stations owned by them.  GE owns NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, The Weather Channel, The History Channel, Bio, The Hallmark Channel, Oxygen, Sci-Fi, Bravo, A&E and a whole host of other channels (see http://tinyurl.com/68grer).  
That link also has all of the major broadcast networks holdings, FYI. Stop watching them all. GE and Goldman Sachs are responsible for much of the destruction our society is now facing.
 
I realize this is asking a lot of people. Perhaps it will only be temporary. Perhaps the networks will come around. You can find a lot on the web.
Sports enthusiasts will be particularly hit. Sports is the drug of choice in this country, I realize that.
 
Join in the local protests on October 17th at your local stations. For info visit http://www.operationcanyouhearusnow.com/ Called “Operation Can You Hear Us Now” is aimed at exhibiting our displeasure with their service.
 
Pink Slip Congress. Put them on notice- their jobs are on the line : http://tinyurl.com/675roy  Download a pdf pink slip to mail to your Senators and Representatives from www.kickthemallout.com. Make sure you get involved in 2010 campaigns and do not fall for the same crap they push down our throats at election time. MAKE them answer questions. LOOK at their records. No excuses, take no prisoners.
 
Every day, yes every single day, call, write, email, fax your Senators, Representatives, State and Local officials to voice your displeasure. Here is a complete contact list   http://tinyurl.com/dym2b   Use it. It takes only a minute to send an email. How much is your country worth to you? Can you spare 10 minutes a week? It’s ok if you draft one letter a week and email it to a different person everyday. The people wanting to implode our country are counting on your silence. Disappoint them, won’t you?
 
Stop using Google. Yeah, unfortunately, really. It’s all about the money, friends. There are other search engines. The reason I suggest this is two fold. I have heard that Google pushes a lot of it’s profit to the Tides Center. Google saves everything you do on the computer, forever. While this is supposed to be done anonymously, they have your computer’s ID. Based on whom they choose to align themselves with, who is to say at some later date this information will not be used against you. Not meaning to sound paranoid, I am having trust issues of late. Go figure.
 
Most of all. PAY ATTENTION. I know it’s hard. Use Twitter. Get the news from people you feel you can trust. Hook to others who understand the peril we are in. Feel free to follow me on Twitter. You can find the link in the column to the right of this story here on my site.
 
PRAY! PRAY HARD, PRAY LOUD, PRAY OFTEN. Pray for our country, our Constitution, our freedom. Pray for all of the good men and women standing up for our freedom and our values everywhere.
 
 PLEASE SEE PART II of this column: NOW IT’S YOUR TURN- FIGHT BACK AMERICA http://wp.me/pxG9Z-97 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Dots Are Now Connected

Posted on September 23, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few days ago, I came up on a posting on the Recycle Washington Website. The subject was Sustainable Development/ Agenda 21. I thought, yeah, those crazy sustainable development whack-jobs. They’re a problem, all right. Then I read the article. Even though I consider my self to be tuned in, I could not connect the dots. I thought we, as a country, were being bombarded by a multitude of different “crazies” coming at us from all sides. Now I realize I could not see the forest for the trees.
It is ONE BIG MONSTER coming at us, we’re in his hand.. and his hand is aiming for his mouth as we speak. This will take you just a little bit (an hour or so) to get through but it is imperative, if you care about your country, if you care about your future, if you care at all about freedom of choice or our constitution, that you make the time to get through the materials here. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
 
Here is the article Sustainable Development/ Agenda 21  http://wp.me/pzrEI-42 
from a very good website I urge you to visit often: http://recyclewashington.wordpress.com
 
Please take the time to see the full version. Here is the UN link: http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/
 
Allow me to quote from it here:
The best way to understand what Sustainable Development actually is can be found by discovering what is NOT sustainable.
According to the UN’s Biodiversity Assessment Report, items for our everyday lives that are NOT sustainable include: Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paved and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment (capitalism, free markets).
  
Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Rio Earth Summit in 1992 said, “. .. Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air-conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.”
  
Are you starting to see the pattern behind Cap and Trade, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and all of those commercials you’re forced to watch about the righteousness of Going Green? They are all part of the enforcement if Sustainable Development.
And one of the most destructive tools they use to force it on us is something called the “precautionary principle.” That means that any activities that might threaten human health or the environment should be stopped — even if no clear cause and effect relationship has been established — and even if the potential threat is largely theoretical.
  
That makes it easy for any activist group to issue warnings by news release or questionable report and have those warnings quickly turned into public policy — just in case.
Enter The Story of Stuff :
  
The Story of Stuff, produced by The Tides Foundation, has been shown in schools for two years in some cases. It comes along with a nifty worksheet, too. This video teaches your kids and grandkids that America is Evil, Capitalism is Evil, People who want stuff are Evil. Nearly everything in the video is a lie! I have included a segmented copy of the video complete with corrections to their lies. I recommend skipping the full video and going straight for the four part version to save time, but have included the full version shown to your children so you could watch it straight if you would like to.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9153550196656656736#  This is the google video, as the YouTube video has been scrubbed.
Here is a critique of this production divulging the MANY lies told to your children in the form of indoctrination:
 
You all know the quote: It takes 20 years to change society.- so just in case we succeed in blocking their agenda, they figured, they will start young indoctrinating our kids. That’s where our President got the idea with his recent ‘Dear Leader’ fiasco asking children (in the lesson plan we successfully blocked) How can you help your President to succeed? What can you do to help your President? (not your country, oh no) 
 
If you would like more info on the Tides Foundation, here is a column I did on them last week:  http://wp.me/pxG9Z-6h  It’s scary stuff. The Tides foundation, linked to George Soros, Van Jones, Wade Rathke (ACORN founder), and so many more of the people leading the charge against YOU, the American citizen. Please, if you don’t know who they are, make their acquaintance. Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVgqyQm0Kzo
 
Back to the article on Sustainable Development/ Agenda 21
 
In short, it’s all about wealth redistribution. Your wealth into a green rat hole.
  
Now they have taken this and wrapped it all in a nice green blanket, scaring us with horror stories about the human destruction of the environment — and so we are now throwing our liberties on the bon fire like a good old fashioned book burning — all in the name of protecting the planet.
  
Free trade, social justice, consensus, global truth, partnerships, preservation, stakeholders, land use, environmental protection, development, diversity, visioning, open space, heritage, comprehensive planning, critical thinking, and community service are all part of our new language.
  
Rather than good management of resources, Sustainable Development has come to mean denied use and resources locked away from human hands. In short, it has become a code word for an entire economic and social agenda…
The Sustainablists insist that society be transformed into feudal-like governance by making Nature the central organizing principle for our economy and society. As such, every societal decision would first be questioned as to how it might effect the environment. To achieve this, Sustainablist policy focuses on three components; land use, education, and population control and reduction... 
Sustainable Development’s Social Equity plank is based on a demand for “social justice.” …
Under the Sustainablist system, private property is an evil that is used simply to create wealth for a few. So too, is business ownership….
Sustainable Development’s economic policy is based on one overriding premise: that the wealth of the world was made at the expense of the poor. It dictates that, if the conditions of the poor are to be improved, wealth must first be taken from the rich. Consequently, Sustainable Development’s economic policy is based not on private enterprise but on public/private partnerships…
Sustainable Development policy is redefining free trade to mean centralized global trade “freely” crossing (or eliminating) national borders. It definitely does not mean people and companies trading freely with each other…
“Nature has an integral set of different values (cultural, spiritual and material) where humans are one strand in nature’s web and all living creatures are considered equal. Therefore the natural way is the right way and human activities should be molded along nature’s rhythms.” from the UN’s Biodiversity Treaty presented at the 1992 UN Earth Summit. (hello, can anyone say Cass Sunstein??…are we ‘getting it’ yet?)…
Under Sustainable Development there can be no concern over individual rights — as we must all sacrifice for the sake of the environment. Individual human wants, needs, and desires are to be conformed to the views and dictates of social planners. The UN’s Commission on Global Governance said in its 1995 report: “Human activity… combined with unprecedented increases in human numbers… are impinging on the planet’s basic life support system. Action must be taken now to control the human activities that produce these risks”Under Sustainable Development there can be no limited government, as advocated by our Founding Fathers, because, we are told, the real or perceived environmental crisis is too great. Maurice Strong, Chairman of the 1992 UN Earth Summit said: “A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally-damaging consumption patterns. The shift will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations.”…

The politically based environmental movement provides Sustainablists camouflage as they work to transform the American systems of government, justice, and economics. It is a masterful mixture of socialism (with its top down control of the tools of the economy) and fascism (where property is owned in name only — with no control). Sustainable Development is the worst of both the left and the right. It is not liberal, nor is it conservative. It is a new kind of tyranny that, if not stopped, will surely lead us to a new Dark Ages of pain and misery yet unknown to mankind. 

  

In walks Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cqN4NIEtOY

Fundamental Change:

While Americans clearly voted for change in the last election, I am not sure this is the change they meant. No matter, they are hoisting it up on us like a speeding bullet ! Change is almost here. All it will take is “Cap and Trade”, “Health Care Reform” and “Card Check” to pass. Please do a search on my site if you would like to know any more about these PENDING bills.

This started many years ago- and yes, it takes about 20 years for fundamental change to take place. While it started with the GATT agreement of 1947, it moved on from there. Slowly at first, but then under George Bush, Sr., then President Clinton, things started moving more quickly. NAFTA, WTO,  First they made it possible for our manufacturing to move away. While we were all screaming ” Why isn’t our government securing our jobs? … Why are they making trade regulations so unfair to American workers?.. Why do corporations moving jobs overseas still get tax breaks”.. Well, all these years later, our worst fears are being realized. Now the only large scale manufacturing left is owned by the Government. The rest will soon follow or die.

Then, the started ebbing away at our 401K plans. Black Monday, October, 1987. Then over-valuation that caused the “Internet bubble”, and on from there to where we are now with much of the citizen’s wealth deteriorated to the point where many have to work years later than anticipated. But, that was not enough. We still had our homes. About twenty years ago, even after the Savings and Loan Crisis, they started making it easier for money to be lent. It was like giving candy to a baby.  No longer did we all attempt to pay off our homes in 30 years. They made it easy for us to roll consumer debt into our mortgages. This went on for several years until it became more prevalent that most did not own their homes outright nor even hold the majority equity. Even though Appraisers were screaming about the abuses that were going on in the marketplace – no one would listen. I believe that is because it was part of the plan all along. Let’s not forget the “Progressive Agenda” started to rear it’s ugly head against our Constitution under Teddy Roosevelt. Eventually, in 1921, the Council for Foreign Relations was formed (see previous articles on my site) and real “progress” began. It was slow enough so we would not put the pieces together. Until Obama. They are so close now, they feel comfortable wearing their arrogance on their sleeve. To get a very good feel for how we got here, allow me to recommend another article by Henry Lamb.  http://www.pushhamburger.com/morenews12.htm

Make NO mistake. This is a GLOBAL INITIATIVE. Much of the wealth lies here and so does the legacy of the Founding Fathers. We are a tough nut to crack, so they must use code, back door allegiances, and a bit of magic. There’s so much going on now it is hard for anyone that must work to pay attention. It is my personal belief that the whole “women’s rights” movement of the 1970’s was also a part of the plan. Why would they want mothers in schools watching them indoctrinate our children? Why would they want mothers home all day so they could pay attention to what is going on in the neighborhood or Washington DC. So, what better way than to say to women.. you are not equal, let’s make you equal. We were equal all along, it was they that treated us unequally. But instead of changing themselves (which is not what it was about), they FUNDAMENTALLY changed this country… with our help. They made us feel bad if we CHOSE to stay home with our kids, then they made it all but impossible. Another reason to allow debt to be built up. We would have to occupy ourselves with work outside the home, in addition to the work inside the home and the children. No time to go over every little spec of instructional material they were cramming down our children’s throat. No time to find out they were not teaching our children about the Constitution or the Founding Fathers any longer. No time to realize the UN and the Teachers Union were implementing a whole new agenda. (Give your kids and Grandkids a copy of The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen and ask them to read it )

Our Government now owns our banks, too, right? Well, actually the banks own the government. That is a whole set of novels unto itself. However, this all started with the implementation of the FED. A very good book on this subject is “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G.Edward Griffin. This has been going on since the progressives took over the country in 1913, under Wilson, with the institution of the Fed giving the banks the ability to manipulate the money supply. Catapulted further under FDR, who gave up tying our money supply to the gold standard in 1933.  Then paper money no longer became backed by silver under Johnson, meaning it was purely a fictional piece of paper we could pretend was actual money. This gave the FED power to print away with nothing to stop them from manipulating the money supply at their whim. Now today we see, they can print money hand over fist without answering to anyone. The only one paying any attention today is China. Why, because they see where first Bush and now Obama are leading us. By printing money without limit, by running up the deficit to levels which can never be paid back, by devaluing our currency and instituting hyper-inflation (coming soon to a neighborhood near you), they thereby initiate another CRISIS, causing us to have no other choice but to leave our dollar for a world wide currency. This is already being discussed by Europe and the UN. That will spell the end of our sovereignty. We are already funding the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Your tax dollars hard at work, just not for you.

The United Nations is heavily involved and is leading the crunch against America. Most of their current agenda surrounds Global Governance, or put another way – death to American Sovereignty. I would like to direct your attention to a small piece of that – The Marrakech Process- by reading The Marrakech Memorandum. This was discussed in the article I mentioned earlier at RecycleWashington.com . You can find out more about it’s TEN YEAR PLAN to global governance at their website: http://esa.un.org/marrakechprocess/ 

So, what could possibly get in their way? Well, citizens, of course. That’s why they had to poke fun of the Townhallers and the Tea Party participants. Why they GROSSLY underestimated attendance at the March on Washington DC a few weeks ago. Why the media can not report it. Why no real journalist can talk about it (even OReilly). Most of the media belongs to the Council on Foreign Relations, by the way. It’s all part of the gig and the media is in on it. That’s why they have worked for years on fine tuning the Martial Law regulations, and, not to sound crazy, but why they are currently hiring internment specialists (really- I saw the ad).  Not all the politicians are in on it, but many are. Long term Senators especially. That is why they have to go! The sooner the better! We MUST have term limits, too! NOW!

What else stands in their way? Oh, yeah, THE INTERNET! TALK RADIO! That is why the FCC is attempting an agenda currently to control both. An agenda already in progress. Do NOT let it happen. Pay attention. If they get us there, we’re done. Do not let anything pass in Congress. NOTHING. They are leaving everything open to interpretation, and the interpreter is Cass Sunstein. You may wish to make his acquaintance as well (search prior articles on my site).

While space will not allow every detail, perhaps I have connected enough of the dots for your to see the big picture. All of the stuff that does not make sense, all the trashing of our Constitution, all of the freaks being appointed to high positions… it’s all for the end game. The end game is doing away with any meaningful sovereignty for the US.  We are now at a crossroads. If you condone the New World Order/ One World Order thing that puts the crackpots at the UN in charge of you and all you’ll ever be – do nothing. If this seems like a nightmare to you, then you need to get involved NOW! Right NOW! They almost have it. I beg you. Do NOT let them win.

I have recently posted lists of tools you can use to root out the bad guys (located in the Citizen Tools category on right). The trick is to follow the money and watch the regulations. Please give up a few nicities, like watching television a few hours a week or reading that fiction novel. We need all hands on deck. We have been asleep so long they almost have it in the bag. We need to make up for lost time. We need to mobilize and fight back NOW. They are way ahead of us. They have armies and systems in place. Our only saving grace is there are, I believe, more of us than them. This reminds me of a time in our country’s history. How ironic.

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Now That You Know, Who Do You Tell?

Posted on September 22, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I recently published a large list of tools for citizen watchdogs hoping to aid those who wish to join the growing multitudes of citizens who wish to stamp out government corruption. If you did not see the list, you may access at : http://tinyurl.com/m33mtw
 
That’s all well and good, but.. what do you do if you find something “fishy”? Without a flashy website like flag@whitehouse.gov (now defunct) to report it to, what should you do with the information.
 
There are several columnists that will act as loudspeakers for you. Michelle Malkin (http://michellemalkin.com/), Glenn Beck (www.glennbeck.com ), Andrew Breitbart (http://www.breitbart.com/), World Net Daily (http://www.wnd.com/) and
many more. I would not necessarily trust your local paper, but use your judgment on local issues. For national issues you need to contact someone who could actually do something about it. I certainly would not trust any network affiliates at this point, either. There are also sites like Newsbusters http://www.newsbusters.org/ and Media Research Center http://www.mrc.org/public/default.aspx.
 
You can also report directly to the following people:
 
Federal Inspector(s) General can be reached at : http://www.ignet.gov/igs/homepage1.html#a They are listed alphabetically by Division. Each has a hotline number and some have websites of their own. You may be interested to know there are several that investigate subject’s dear to any watchdogs heart. Namely:
 
 
    * Corp for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps, National Civilian Community Corp, VISTA, etc)  http://www.cncsig.gov/ Hotline Number: (800) 452-8210
 
    * Dept of Education Hotline Email: oighotline@ed.gov or Hotline Website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html?src=rt
 
    * Election Assistance Commission http://www.eac.gov/eac_ig  Hotline Number: (866) 552-0004  or http://www.eac.gov/eac_ig/report-to-ig/anonymous-    report
 
    * Federal Election Commission: http://www.fec.gov/fecig/fecig.shtml Hotline Number: (202) 694-1015 (collect calls accepted)
 
    * Dept of Energy Website: http://www.ig.energy.gov/ email:ighotline@hq.doe.gov Hotline Number(s): (800) 541-1625 or (202) 586-4073
 
    * Federal Housing Finance Agency Hotline Number(s): (202) 408-2900 or (800) 276-8329
 
    * Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) http://www.fincen.gov/mortgage_fraud.html
 
    * Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Fraud Information – www.stopmortgagefraud.com
 
    * Federal Trade Commission http://www.ftc.gov/oig/contactus.shtm Hotline Number: (202) 326-2581
 
    * General Services Administration: http://oig.gsa.gov/index.htm?CFID=111797&CFTOKEN=96972035 Hotline Number: (800) 424-5210; (202) 501-1780 or http://oig.gsa.gov/form.htm
 
    * Dept of Labor http://www.oig.dol.gov/ (includes racketeering and organized crime) Hotline Number: (800) 347-3756; (202) 693-6999 or  http://www.oig.dol.gov/contact.htm#olrfi or tp://www.oig.dol.gov/contact.htm#hotline
   
    * Dept of Veterans Affairs Hotline Number: (800) 488-8244; email: vaoighotline@mail.va.gov  or  http://www.va.gov/oig/contacts/hotline.asp

 

For State Issues, contact your Attorney General – a complete directory can be found here: http://www.naag.org/attorneys_general.php
 
For State and Local Prosecutors Offices Check this Directory http://www.eatoncounty.org/Departments/ProsecutingAttorney/ProsList/PA-Associations.htm
 
Be careful whom you report findings to. There are soooo many “watchdog” organizations that you do not want to divulge information to. They are not your friend. If you have any questions, while I am not an expert, I will do all I can to help you.
Contact me on my twitter account at www.twitter.com/DesireePaquette.
 
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The Purposeful Dumbing Down of the Democratic Base

Posted on September 21, 2009. Filed under: Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While watching and listening to the “ACORN” tapes released last week, one thing struck me in particular. It struck me like a ton of bricks. Corruption in ACORN- no, anyone who has been paying attention at all the last several years knows that. ACORN breaking the law- no, really- not actually news. The thing that struck me is that when the “hooker” suggested she wanted to educate the illegal minor prostitutes, being brought into this country to facilitate riches for yet another wanna-be crooked politician, the ACORN worker said- are you sure you want to do that? Educate them? An educated person may then have a choice. (editorial paraphrase) WOW! What an epiphany!
 
Let’s take a look at how sweeping an epiphany it is.
 
In an article that dates back to when Glenn Beck was with CNN, the point is clearly made:
The Poverty of Democrats’ Ideas for Cities
Poverty is one of the few national issues that, at least on the surface, unites us all. It’s not a political condition; it’s a human one. After all, when’s the last time you’ve heard a politician campaign on a pro-poverty platform? But although the problem may unite us, the solutions don’t. And perhaps nothing illustrates that better than what’s been happening in Detroit, Michigan, and Buffalo, New York. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly a third of the residents in those cities are living beneath the poverty line, the highest rates among large cities in the entire country. No matter what side of the political aisle you’re on, that is nothing short of appalling. Yet if you ask people what we should do about it, you’ll probably hear answers that inexplicably break down right along party lines.

Is there a perfect answer? Probably not. But what bothers me is that people stubbornly stick to their solution, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that it’s not working.

For example, Detroit, whose mayor has been indicted on felony charges, hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961. Buffalo has been even more stubborn. It started putting a Democrat in office back in 1954, and it hasn’t stopped since. Unfortunately, those two cities may be alone at the top of the poverty rate list, but they’re not alone in their love for Democrats. Cincinnati, Ohio (third on the poverty rate list), hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1984. Cleveland, Ohio (fourth on the list), has been led by a Democrat since 1989. St. Louis, Missouri (sixth), hasn’t had a Republican since 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (eighth), since 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ninth), since 1952 and Newark, New Jersey (10th), since 1907. The only two cities in the top 10 that I didn’t mention (Miami, Florida, and El Paso, Texas) haven’t had Republicans in office either — just Democrats, independents or nonpartisans.

Over the past 50 years, the eight cities listed above have had Republican leadership for a combined 36 years. The rest of the time — a combined 364 years — they’ve been led by Democrats. Five of the 10 cities with the highest poverty rates (Detroit, Buffalo, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Newark) have had a Democratic stranglehold since at least 1961: more than 45 years. Two of the cities (Milwaukee and Newark) have been electing Democrats since the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908. Two cities, 100 years, all Democrats…

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, the asylums in those cities must be as full as the soup kitchens…

Detroit, remember, was going to be the ‘Model City’ of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the shining example of what the ‘fairness’ of the welfare state can produce. Billions of dollars later, Detroit instead has become the model of everything that can go wrong when you hook people on the idea of something for nothing – a once-middle class city of nearly 2 million that is now a poverty-stricken city of less than 900,000.”

Ok, so let’s look at a few of our major US cities, starting with Detroit, MI.
 
Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy by Jarrett Skorup at Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Imagine a city where all the major economic planks of the statist or “progressive” platform have been enacted:

  • A “living wage” ordinance, far above the federal minimum wage, for all public employees and private contractors.
  • A school system that spends significantly more per pupil than the national average.
  • A powerful school employee union that militantly defends the exceptional pay, benefits and job security it has won for its members.
  • A powerful government employee union that does the same for its members.
  • A tax system that aggressively redistributes income from businesses and the wealthy to the poor and to government bureaucracies.

Would this be a shining city on a hill, exciting the admiration of all? We don’t have to guess, because there is such a city – Detroit

Detroit has been dubbed “the most liberal city in America” and each of these “progressive” policies is alive and well there. How have they worked out? In 1950, Detroit was the wealthiest city in America on a per capita income basis. Today, the Census Bureau reports that it is the nation’s 2nd poorest major city, just “edging out” Cleveland.

Could it be pure coincidence that the decline occurred over the same period in which union power, the city government bureaucracy, taxes and business regulations all multiplied? While correlation is not causation, it is striking that the decline in per capita income is exactly what classical economists predict would occur when wage controls are imposed and taxes are increased.

…A similar pattern has played out in public education. It is now conventional wisdom among the political class that higher pay for teachers and increased spending per student lead to improvements in teacher quality and student performance. Again, correlation is not causation, but Detroit Public Schools strongly suggests that this theory must be rejected. It has chronically underperformed state averages, yet reforms are vehemently opposed by the system’s powerful school employee union.

At the same time that union, the Detroit Federation of Teachers, has won rich salary and benefits packages for its members. Median compensation for a DPS teacher is $76,000 and Detroit spends the third highest amount of money per student among 76 large cities nationwide. Statewide, Detroit’s spending per pupil is in the 91st percentile and DPS teachers are paid at the 96th percentile. For all that, by almost any measure Detroit schools have for decades failed their students: test scores, safety, drop out rates, etc. For example, Detroit’s public school students perform at the 3rd percentile in the state – that is, they are in the lowest 3 percent, and the district is in its second state takeover in a decade.

The fact of the matter is, high school drop out rates for these cities are staggering! Detroit- 78%, Cleveland -56%, Memphis 51.5%, Philadelphia 44.5%, St. Louis 50%, Milwaukee 55%, Buffalo 54%.

Money does not appear to be the real issue, either. As with Detroit, the Democratic governments and unions have been able to drum up financial support year after year, without showing any result in improvement of education. So what is the problem?

I think perhaps the Acorn worker said it best. Why would you want to educate them? Could it be that if the masses remain uneducated they will then continue to support failed systems. Us (the democrats) against “The Man” (the republicans). The truth is, in these cities, “The Man” is the Democratic party and the Democratic unions. The Democrats are not your friend. The Democrats are nothing more than a corrupt matrix of left wing causes, most of which are not at all what they pretend to be. All this talk of social justice is BS. The Democrats are WORKING FOR THEMSELVES, not the people the portend to help. This is evident and obvious. You only have to look around you to see that.

If you want to change the result, you must change the input. Stop electing these corrupt, self serving cock roaches into office. DEMAND SATISFACTORY RESULTS. Why do you continually limit your choice to one party? Why would you do something so foolish? People fought hard to give you CHOICE. Use it! Pay attention and arm yourself with facts. If you do not get the results you want, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! If you don’t like the results you are getting from your schools, either change them or enroll your kids in schools that actually work. Take responsibility to have the life you want instead of the one being provided for you by “The Man”. 

Unions are no better. What started out as a good idea so many years ago, has, too, been morphed into nothing but organized corruption.

This is not to say that by changing the party in charge your life will be better. Changing the quality and character of those in charge will, though. Consider the person and their background, along with their friends, when choosing whom to vote for. If you don’t see any one worth voting for, go find them. Change starts with you. Change does not trickle down. CHANGE TRICKLES UP!

People need to wake up. Advocate FOR YOURSELF! Do not allow others to advocate for you. Change your culture and you will change your life. Why are children allow to perpetuate the cycle by wallowing in hip hop and rap music? Why is cool to be uneducated? Why are drugs and crime permitted and condoned as a way of life? Only those who are impacted by this can answer this question. Slavery has not been abolished – it is self imposed by all who allow these conditions to exist.

 

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Tools For Citizens – Be A Watchdog or Just Smarter

Posted on September 19, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 
 
  
HELP STAMP OUT GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION:
 
It is your duty as a citizen to protect the constitution. Here are some tools that will help you research things that sound “fishy” to you. Please do not rely on the media to do this for you. It is clear they will not. This by no means is a complete list. There are many more web sites that will enable you to discover the truth. Please become a citizen watchdog. We need help rooting out corruption in our government. If you find somthing you wish to pass on, please alert me, via my Twitter account http://twitter.com/DesireePaquette, my blog https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/ , or contact The appropriate agency from the list posted here:
  
Lists of websites that will help you in your fight against corruption. Please let me know if you are aware of anyothers and they will be added to the list.
  
Fedstats.gov 
Celebrating over 10 years of making statistics from more than 100 agencies available to citizens everywhere
 
Earmark Watch
Bringing Citizen Oversight to Congressional Spending
 
OMB Watch
Promoting open government, accountability and citizen participation
 
Fedspending.org
Contract and Grant Database
 
Follow the Money.org
The Nation’s Most Complete Resource for Information on Money in State Politics
 
PatriotPost.US  Linkbank
A plethera of Government Links and check out their collection of historic US documents as well
 
Metavid
The Open Video Archive of the US Congress
 
Congressional Research Reports
American taxpayers spend over $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service, a “think tank” that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events.
 
VoteSmart.org
Bring the Truth to Light: Get the facts on those who control your future including Bios, voting records, positions on issues, interest group ratings, public statements, campaign finances.
  
State and Local Government Issues
Library of Congress site for local issues and links
 
Sunlight Foundation
Committed to helping citizens, bloggers and journalists be their own best watchdogs, by improving access to existing information and digitizing new information, and by creating new tools and Web sites to enable all of us to collaborate in fostering greater transparency.
 
Propublica
Journalism in the public interest.
 
Taxpayers for Common Sense
An independent and non-partisan voice for taxpayers working to increase transparency and expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare.
 
Complete List
The complete list of email addresses and fax numbers for all congress members, senators, committees in Washington DC
 
This Nation
Dedicated to providing factual, unbiased information about government and politics in the United States of America. Includes library of historic documents and other educational materials about how our government works.
 
TRAC
Comprehensive reseource for DEA, DHS, ICE, IRS, ATF, FBI data. How it spends, where it spends, who benefits, how it enforces what laws, etc. Very complete.
 
Washington Watch
Washingtonwatch.com tracks the bills in Congress, along with estimates about their costs or savings, when available.
 
Open Congress.org
Everyone can be an insider. Track bills, votes, issues, money trails.
 
Muckety.com
Exploring the paths of power and influence
 
Votesmart.org
The Voter’s self defense system
 
Uncle Sam
Who’s Who in the Federal Government
 
Lobbying Disclosures
Government site with actual lobbyist disclosures
 
Senate Lobbyist Database
Senate Query Search Board
Who’s lobbying your Senators?
 
House Lobbyist Database
Who’s lobbying your representatives?
 
Legistorm.com
LegiStorm helps bring transparency to the U.S. Congress by disseminating public docu- ments and non-partisan infor- mation over the web.
 
American Voice
Fax your reps for free over the internet.
 
Investigating Obama
 Investigating many aspects of this administration
 
Open Secrets.org
Nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Whether you’re a voter, journalist, activist, student or interested citizen, use our free site to shine light on your government. Count cash and make change.
 
NNDB Mapper: Tracking the Entire World
The NNDB Mapper allows you to explore NNDB visually by graphing the connections between people. Over 34,000 individuals are listed in our network
 
Discover the Networks.org
The Guide to the Political Left
 
Maplight.org
Money and Politics: Illuminating the Connection
 
USA Spending.org
A journey toward greater transparency and accountability
 
Federal Audit Clearinghouse
GOVERNMENTWIDE AUDIT DATABASE
 
Guidestar.org
Analyze Nonprofit Data
 
You Tube
Invaluable for catching people in lies
  
ACORN CRACKED
Revealing the nuts and worms of ACORN
 
Federal Register
What’s going on in DC? Find out here. Regulatory Documents, Sunshine Act Meetings, Presidential Documents
  
  
ACTIVIST CASH
This site is AWESOME! Tons and tons of info on Groups, Foundations, Celebreties and Key Players. You just have to check this  out.
 
UNDUE INFLUENCE
The GREEN Tracking Library- Green Groups, Foundations, Bureaucrats, Labor Unions, Media and Players
 
VRRESEARCH
Forum on working with public records, analyzing the data. This may help you decifer what you find.
 
USA.GOV
Directory of Federal, State, Local, Tribal Governments – WOW you could easily go on info overload here. Cool site.
 
IRS CHARITIES SEARCH
Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
 
STATELINE
Researching data on a particular state regarding spending, pending and passed legislation, Governor speeches, news, etc.. Fairly complete.
 
GRANTS
A ton of information on who is eligble, what is available through private and public sources.
 
GRANTS.GOV
Federal grant information
 
PI BUZZ
Government Pay Database, Union boss pay database, and all kinds of interesting figures.
 
CENSUS.GOV
A ton of public information collected by your friend, the Government
 
HOMELAND SECURITY
Statistical Database
 
GOVERNING SOURCEBOOK
State and local sourcebook for all kinds of government data
 
GLIN.Gov
A public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.
 
MASS OPEN BOOKS
Your money, your government. An online tool to find out how Massachusetts State government is spending your tax dollars!
 
DOCUTICKER
A daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo’s, think tanks, and other groups.
 
CAMPAIGN MONEY
A unique website that lets you see for yourself the hidden world of American political campaigns.
 
PROGRESSIVE PUNCH
How left leaning are your politicians? Check their records.
 

GovTrack

Keep tabs on the U.S. Congress. This is the independent, nonpartisan website that started the “civic hacking” movement in the United States.
 
Citizens Against Government Waste
America’s #1 Taxpayer Watchdog – Pork Hunters Extraordinaire
 
Source Watch
your guide to the names behind the news
 
 
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The new government trend is global: bulk up the executive branch to bring down democracies (and republics)

Posted on September 18, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Presidential Control Freaks Ruin Democracies: Alexandre Marinis at Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg….

Several Latin American leaders have contracted a potent virus called tyrannous flu. The main symptom is a painfully tight grip on the levers of power, and it strikes leftists and right-wingers alike. This isn’t good for the region. If enough politicians get this disorder, the rest of the world will begin to think of the continent as a heap of power-crazed tyrants, none of whom merit investors’ attention, or dollars. That’s pretty much how these countries appeared 20 years ago. Manuel Zelaya’s thirst for power cost him the presidency of Honduras. In June he was dragged out of the presidential palace in his pajamas in Central America’s first military coup since the end of the Cold War. A leftist pal of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Zelaya tried to push a referendum to change the constitution, enabling him to run for re-election in November. The latest victim is Colombia’s president, Alvaro Uribe. He’s trying to change the country’s constitution so he can run for a third consecutive term. A constitutional court is reviewing the matter. Latin America’s democracies are experiencing what scholars call hyper-presidentialism — the dominance of the executive branch over the legislature and judiciary. It’s an unhealthy concentration of power that’s achieved by using decrees to bypass other institutions, weakening political parties and changing laws to suit a ruler’s needs. The attempt by leaders to concentrate their power is seen in almost every country in the region.

Editors Note: But is this not what we are seeing here? What started with former President Bush has now gone ballistic under President Obama. Not that others had not done the same in our history, particularly Wilson and FDR. Our constitution is being attacked at every turn. It is the people’s job to protect it. That is why you saw 1.7 million people in Washington DC on 09/12 and thousands more scattered in cities across the country that same day. We were able to effect some change already in a small way. While the media tried to marginalize us, as do Pelosi and Waters and others of their ilk, most in Washington saw us and they are now willing to pay attention. We need more good citizens of this country to join in. Democrats, your party has been co-opted, and while they beg you to support them, you now, too, can plainly see what the Republicans saw before you. Those in government are corrupt and live by their own agenda, irrespective of what their constituents want. We the people need to stand together as Americans and loose the Republican against Democrat philosophy which has gotten us to this point. We need to watch every move they make. We need to demand they represent us. Then, come November 2010, we need to toss them out. We need term limits to protect us against corruption. We need state sovereignty bills passed in every state. We need the bill banning Czars (the CZAR Act of 2009) to pass. We need to stand up America, and continue the fight we started in Washington DC on 09/12. In tomorrow’s post I will furnish tools in which you can verify anything and everything you see. I will also include investigative tools where by you may look up details if you see something fishy. Thanks to two brave young people, just citizens, the giant ACORN is being brought down. Good people can make a difference. It’s a David and Goliath story, for sure. None the less, it can be done and must be done if we wish to keep our constitution in tact and keep America free! Stop back tomorrow for a printable list of tools to keep on hand. God Bless America and those willing to join the fight to keep her!

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News for 09/17/2009- What the Senate Takes Away With One Hand, The House Gives Back With Another?

Posted on September 17, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So what the Senate takes away with one hand, the House gives back with the other?????

Dems push expanded Community Reinvestment Act; deny Act’s role in mortgage meltdown; GOP cites ACORN connection by Byron York at Washington Examiner
http://www.washington…

A number of experts believe that aggressive enforcement of the 1970s-era Community Reinvestment Act contributed to the mortgage meltdown, and thus to the greater financial crisis, by requiring financial institutions to lend to unqualified borrowers. Now, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is responding to that situation by proposing to expand the scope and power of the Community Reinvestment Act.

This morning House Financial Services Committee chairman Rep. Barney Frank held a hearing on H.R. 1479, the “Community Reinvestment Modernization Act of 2009.” The bill’s purpose is “to close the wealth gap in the United States” by increasing “home ownership and small business ownership for low- and moderate-income borrowers and persons of color.” It would extend CRA’s strict lending requirements to non-bank institutions like credit unions, insurance companies, and mortgage lenders. It would also make CRA more explicitly race-based by requiring CRA standards to be applied to minorities, regardless of income, going beyond earlier requirements that applied solely to low- and moderate-income areas.

Republicans on the committee strongly oppose the plan. “Instead of looking to expand the number of institutions that must abide by Community Investment Act regulations,” California Rep. Ed Royce said in prepared opening remarks at today’s hearing, “I think we should reassess the role this and other government mandates played in the financial collapse and consider scaling it back.”

READ THE BILL: http://www.opencongre…

Reinvestment Act Is Tied to ACORN

http://www.lewrockwel…

…So-called “community groups” like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA “protest” is issued by a “community group.” This can cost banks great sums of money, and the “community groups” understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities. …

…Consequently, banks in every community in America have been forced to hold a portfolio of bad loans, euphemistically referred to as “subprime” loans. In order to compensate themselves for the added risk of extending these loans, many lenders have increased the lending fees associated with mortgage loans. This is simply an indirect way of doing what banks always do – and what they must do to remain solvent: charging effectively higher rates of interest on riskier loans.

But this is discriminatory!, complained the “community organizations.” Thus, if one browses the ACORN web site, one can read of their boasts of having “predatory lending laws” passed in numerous states which outlaw such fees, prohibiting banks from protecting themselves from the added risk involved in making forced loans to “subprime” borrowers. …

Interesting to Me This Comes On The Heels of the Senate Vote to Defund ACORN.. Well, perhaps it is not defunding, but rather a shell game- no doubt learned at the knee of ACORN itself

READ THE BILL: http://www.opencongre…

Learn About ACORN/ CCI

http://www.alipac.us/…

Citizens Consulting Inc. (CCI), the shadowy financial nerve center of the embattled radical activist group ACORN, has filed false lobbying disclosure reports with Congress, according to Ron Sykes, a former ACORN employee. This revelation is important because, as former ACORN national board member Charles Turner said earlier this year on “The Glenn Beck Program,” CCI “is where the shell game begins.”

“ACORN has over 200 different entities that the money gets moved around to – for this purpose to that purpose, this organization to that organization,” said Turner. “We believe the way the money has been moved around, they’ve been laundering money.” When former ACORN activist Ron Sykes was informed by this reporter that ACORN affiliate CCI registered him as a lobbyist, he was angry. “It’s like identity theft,” said Sykes in an interview. “I have no idea why they registered me. I didn’t register myself and was not aware that they were doing it.”

Whether this reflects ACORN’s institutional carelessness or a calculated effort to deceive, the discovery throws some light on how ACORN treats its employees, moves money around the ACORN network, and deals with the federal government. Federal lawmakers have known for years about ACORN’s unorthodox and possibly illegal practices, including its use of government resources to promote legislation and its extensive commingling of funds within its network of affiliates.

CCI Tied Directly To Obama Campaign: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/22/acorn-watch-pt-ii-obama-hid-800000-payment-to-acorn-through-citizen-services-inc/  (from Michelle Malkin on 08/22/2008)

..U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat’s campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. — a subsidiary of ACORN — worked in “get-out-the-vote” projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary. ..

Official US House of Representatives Report Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:

Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?http://republicans.ov…

 The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systemic fraud. Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate. Emerging accounts of widespread deceit and corruption raise the need for a criminal investigation of ACORN. By intentionally blurring the legal distinctions between 361 tax-exempt and non-exempt entities, ACORN diverts taxpayer and tax-exempt monies into partisan political activities. Since 1994, more than $53 million in federal funds have been pumped into ACORN, and under the Obama administration, ACORN stands to receive a whopping $8.5 billion in available stimulus funds.

Operationally, ACORN is a shell game played in 120 cities, 43 states and the District of Columbia through a complex structure designed to conceal illegal activities, to use taxpayer and tax-exempt dollars for partisan political purposes, and to distract investigators. Structurally, ACORN is a chess game in which senior management is shielded from accountability by multiple layers of volunteers and compensated employees who serve as pawns to take the fall for every bad act. The report that follows presents evidence obtained from former ACORN insiders that completes the picture of a criminal enterprise.

Read the report, which is linked above.

RECENT RELATED COLUMNS:

https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/news-for-09142009-the-tides-foundation/

 
 
 
Michelle Malkin Today: Triple Snort Worthy: White House Distances Itself From ACORN

 

How many patriots does it take to affect change in Washington? I guess about 2 million:

HR 3226 Czar Accountability and Reform (CZAR) Act of 2009

http://www.opencongre…

To provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office which is established by or at the direction of the President and headed by an individual who has been inappropriately appointed to such position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and consent of the Senate.

ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW AND DEMAND THEY CO-SPONSOR THIS BILL

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News for 09/16/2009- An Open Letter to the Good Democrats of America

Posted on September 16, 2009. Filed under: Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Good Democrats of America,

Your party has been co-opted by special interests and in particular, a billionaire who cares nothing for your country, your principles, your opinions. You need to take back your party, or as this may be impossible at this late date, you may need to start a new party of your own, reflective of your principles. Time is of the essence. Allow me to first introduce you to the actual head of your party. This will be an ongoing series. You don’t have to believe what I am saying, but please take time to investigate for yourself. I am confident the real Democrats of America do not condone corruption, anti-constitutional activities and laws or socialism.

Meet George Soros http://www.soros.org/…
http://www.discoverth…

George Soros was born on August 12, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. His father, Teodoro Schwartz, was an Orthodox Jew who, in 1936, changed the family surname from Schwartz to Soros in order to enable his family to conceal its Jewish identity and thus to survive the Nazi Holocaust. In 1947 Soros’ family relocated from Hungary to England. Five years later, George graduated from the London School of Economics. He subsequently worked for a London stockbroker. In 1956 Soros, with meager personal assets, emigrated to the United States. To date, he has amassed a personal fortune exceeding $7 billion. In addition, his management company controls billions of dollars more in investor assets.

In 1979 Soros established the Open Society Institute (OSI), which serves as the flagship of a network of Soros foundations that donate tens of millions of dollars each year to a wide array of individuals and organizations that share the founder’s agendas. Those agendas can be summarized as follows:

*promoting the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation
*promoting the election of leftist political candidates throughout the United States
*opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government, particularly the Patriot Act
depicting American military actions as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral
*promoting open borders, mass immigration, and a watering down of current immigration laws
*promoting a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes
*promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens
defending the civil rights and liberties of suspected anti-American terrorists and their abetters
*financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left
*advocating America’s unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction in its military spending
*opposing the death penalty in all circumstances
*promoting socialized medicine in the United States
*promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism, whose ultimate goal, as writer Michael Berliner has explained, is “not clean air and clean water, [but] rather … the demolition of technological/industrial civilization”
*bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations
*promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike
*promoting taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand
*advocating stricter gun-control measures
*advocating the legalization of marijuana


Moreover, there are numerous “secondary” or “indirect” affiliates of the Soros network. These include organizations which do not receive direct funding from Soros and OSI, but which are funded by one or more organizations that do. These secondary affiliates also include groups that work collaboratively or synergistically with Soros-funded entities. In 1996 Soros launched the Soros Documentary Fund with a mission to “spur awareness, action and social change.” Over the ensuing decade, this Fund would help finance the production of several hundred documentaries. In 2001, the Fund’s leadership was turned over to Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute with a continuing mission: “to support the production of documentaries on social justice, human rights, civil liberties, and freedom of expression issues around the world.” According to journalist Rondi Adamson, most of the documentaries that that the Fund supports “are highly critical of some aspect of American life, capitalism or Western culture,” and generally share Soros’ worldview that “America is a troubling if not sinister influence in the world, that the War on Terror is a fraud and terrorists are misunderstood freedom fighters, and that markets are fundamentally unjust.

According to Richard Poe, co-author (with David Horowitz) of the book The Shadow Party:
“The Shadow Party is the real power driving the Democrat machine. It is a network of radicals dedicated to transforming our constitutional republic into a socialist hive. The leader of these radicals is … George Soros. He has essentially privatized the Democratic Party, bringing it under his personal control. The Shadow Party is the instrument through which he exerts that control…. It works by siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions that would have gone to the Democratic Party in normal times, and putting those contributions at the personal disposal of Mr. Soros. He then uses that money to buy influence and loyalty where he sees fit. In 2003, Soros set up a network of privately-owned groups which acts as a shadow or mirror image of the Party. It performs all the functions we would normally expect the real Democratic Party to perform, such as shaping the Party platform, fielding candidates, running campaigns, and so forth. However, it performs these functions under the private supervision of Mr. Soros and his associates. The Shadow Party derives its power from its ability to raise huge sums of money. By controlling the Democrat purse strings, the Shadow Party can make or break any Democrat candidate by deciding whether or not to fund him. During the 2004 election cycle, the Shadow Party raised more than $300 million for Democrat candidates, prompting one of its operatives, MoveOn PAC director Eli Pariser, to declare, ‘Now it’s our party. We bought it, we own it.…'”

The Shadow Party

http://www.discoverth…

The so-called “Shadow Democratic Party,” or “Shadow Party,” is a nationwide network of more than five-dozen unions, non-profit activist groups, and think tanks whose agendas are ideologically to the left, which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats. Its activities include fundraising, get-out-the-vote drives, political advertising, opposition research, and media manipulation. The Shadow Party was conceived and organized principally by George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Harold McEwan Ickes — all identified with the Democratic Party left.

A political consultancy called the Thunder Road Group (TRG), located on the 7th Floor of the historic Motion Picture Association of America headquarters at 888 Sixteenth Street NW in Washington, DC, serves as the unofficial headquarters of the Shadow Party. Three other Shadow Party groups also lease space in the same building, including America Coming Together (ACT), America Votes, and the Partnership for America’s Families. The clustering of these groups in a building owned by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is significant. The MPAA has long enjoyed a close relationship with the Democratic Party; many high-ranking Democrats have transitioned comfortably from government jobs into glamorous posts in the MPAA’s upper management.

As of August 2004, the husband-wife team of George Soros and Susan Soros had contributed $13,120,000 to Shadow Party groups and operations, second only to Soros’ longtime friend and collaborator, insurance mogul Peter B. Lewis ($14,175,000). The third leading donor was Jane Fonda ($13,085,750), followed by Hollywood producer Stephen Bing in fourth place ($9,869,014). Other major funders of the Shadow Party include the Tides Foundation and the Open Society Institute (both Soros funded entities).

SOROS Has Successfully “TARGETED” Other Countries for “Regime Change”

Asserting that America needed “a regime change” to oust Bush, Soros declared that derailing the President’s reelection bid in 2004 “is the central focus of my life … a matter of life and death.” “America under Bush,” he said, “is a danger to the world, and I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.”

Soros had previously experienced considerable success in effecting “regime change” elsewhere in the world. For instance, he helped fund the 1989 “Velvet Revolution” that brought Vaclav Havel to power in the Czech Republic. And by his own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia, and Yugoslavia.

When Soros targets a country for “regime change,” he begins by creating a shadow government — a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when the opportunity arises. The Shadow Party he has built in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries prior to instigating a coup.

Soros’ Vision is Reflected in Our Government Today:

In a November 2008 interview with Spiegel, Soros made some comments that accurately outlined precisely the course that President Obama’s administration would eventually pursue in 2009:

“I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets — because they are not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost would be in the 300 to 600 billion dollar range [in addition to the $700 billion bailout which the government already had given to the financial industry]…. I think this is a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence. The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights. I would use the revenues from these auctions to launch a new, environmentally friendly energy policy. That would be yet another federal program that could help us to overcome the current stagnation.”
The interviewer then said: “Your proposal would be dismissed on Wall Street as ‘big government.’ Republicans might call it European-style ‘socialism.'” Soros replied:

“That is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism. I think this propaganda that government involvement is always bad has been very successful — but also very harmful to our society…. I think it is better to have a government that wants to provide good government than a government that doesn’t believe in government…. At times of recession, running a budget deficit is highly desirable. Once the economy begins to recover, you have to balance the budget. In 2010, the Bush tax cuts will expire and we should not extend them. But we will also need additional revenues.”

Soros Money Financed Communist Van Jones AIM Column By Cliff Kincaid

http://www.aim.org/ai…
When the list of donors to the Van Jones “Green for All” organization is examined, one name stands out-the Open Society Institute of billionaire George Soros. The Green for All 2008 annual report is also notable for the pictures of the powerful people who associated with Jones. They include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Al Gore. While the Open Society Institute was supporting Green for All in 2008, when Jones was running it, the Soros-funded organization was financially underwriting the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights when Jones was in charge of that group. The Open Society Institute gave the Ella Baker Center $151,800 in 2006 and $140,000 in 2007. Jones ran this group during the years 1996-2007. He then emerged as a senior fellow at the Soros-funded Center for American Progress. Other funders of the Green for All group included Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, the Rockefeller family, Men’s Warehouse, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the New World Foundation, the Schwab Charitable Fund, the Streisand Foundation, the Service Employees International Union, and the Tides Center and Foundation. The 990 IRS forms of the Open Society Institute also disclose $560,000 in 2007 and $455,000 in 2006 to the Equal Justice Society, whose president, Eva Paterson, emerged as the major apologist for Jones when he came under attack for his communist background and anti-American statements.

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News for 09/15/2009- Time to throw the bums out and take back our country!

Posted on September 15, 2009. Filed under: Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Throw the Bums Out!
 
Continually we see people in elected office thumb their noses at citizens of this country. There is a blatant disrespect for our constitution, our founding fathers and our citizens. Those in government make a mockery of us. When a voter writes their representative, a mere form letter is sent back. When a voter calls to voice their opinion on pending legislation, a clerk takes the call and it goes no further. When good citizens, concerned with the direction their country is heading, take the time to come to a town hall, they are beaten down and admonished. In many cases there is such disrespect for the voters that no town halls are even held. Yet, voters continue to re-elect the same scoundrels. Voters have not pushed for term limits. Voters have not demanded real government reform. Why?
 
Is it apathy? Do they think it is merely politics at play? Is there a disconnect between what happens in government and citizens everyday lives? Are citizens so used to the abuse they just think that is how government is supposed to be? I do not know.
 
Congratulations to all who attend the tea parties, town halls, freedom rallies and citizen group meetings. Congratulations to those who are tirelessly calling and writing their representatives week after week. Congratulations to those willing to speak out against the tyranny, corruption, and self serving behavior of our elected officials. Congratulations to those people who have put up web sites that act as tools to expose the actions of elected officials.
 
Our Declaration of Independence makes it clear. It is our job to stand up to tyranny, misrepresentation and a government that does not function on the people’s behalf.
 
It is time we, as citizens of this country, ban together to shed our government of those who seek to make it anything other than what it is supposed to be. Our Constitution makes clear what is expected of the government. This is being ignored and put aside in favor of an ever growing grab for control over the lives of American citizens.
 
We have made a good start. Let us not waste this opportunity, lest we find ourselves one day soon, nothing more than a unsoveriegn participant and unwilling funder of a “global” community. More power is given away every day – taken from the people and gladly handed to the international governance of the UN, the World Bank and others. It is not enough the government is prostituting and disrespecting it’s citizens, but now turning us into slaves for the international community is on their “to do” list as well. 
 
Stand Up America! Fight for your country! Your voice is your weapon! Ten minutes a day from each one of us is all that is required. Send an email a day, make a phone call a day. Please do not sit idly by and allow them to separate us by Democrat and Republican. That is like imploring us to take sides between the devil and Hitler.. neither choice is a valid representation of who we are as a people, of who our forefathers envisioned. If you can schedule more time than that, by all means. We as a people need to reclaim our future before it is no longer ours to reclaim. If you can not see what is happening to us and to our country, you have not been paying close enough attention.
 
When it comes time for the 2010 elections, speak loudly. Do not sit home quietly thinking you can not make a difference. We need every voice to ban together to make a choir, so loud it will be akin to screaming from the mountain top “We Want Our Country Back”. Do not make a choice simply between Democrat and Republican. Look at the independent candidates, the libertarian candidates, all the candidates. If a local debate seeks to shut out all but the normal players, raise holy hell. All voices need to be heard. All those in office who have not stood with the constitution need to be sent packing. If the fight for our freedom is not won with this election, I am afraid the die will be cast. Time is running out for our once great nation.
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News for 09/14/2009- The Tides Foundation

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

President Obama told us if he wanted to know what kind of President he would be, we should look at whom he surrounds himself with. To that end, we continue to acquaint ourselves. Today’s focus:

The Tides Foundation:

Per their website, their mission is to partner with philanthropists, foundations, activists, and organizations across the country and across the globe to promote economic justice, robust democratic processes, and the opportunity to live in a healthy and sustainable environment where human rights are preserved and protected.

They offer an array of services to simplify and amplify allies efforts. From donor advised funds to fiscal sponsorship, from green nonprofit centers to programmatic consulting, from grants management to risk management and more, Tides says they give them the freedom to focus on the change you want to see.

Each Tides organization pursues a distinct yet related strategy to promote the Tides mission. Tides Foundation works with donors to increase and organize resources for positive social change. Tides Center is sponsor to nearly 200 projects nationwide working to advance progressive social change. Tides Shared Spaces operates and supports green nonprofit centers.

Definition:

Social Justice, per Wikipedia: Social justice is both a philosophical debate and an important issue in politics, religion and civil society. Most individuals wish to live in a just society, but different political ideologies have different conceptions of what a ‘just society’ actually is. The term “social justice” is often employed by the political left to describe a society with a greater degree of economic egalitarianism, which may be achieved through progressive taxation, income redistribution, or even property redistribution, policies aimed toward achieving that which developmental economists refer to as equality of opportunity and equality of outcome.   Tides Foundation espouses to Support Progressive Social Change   http://www.tides.org/about-us/board-of-directors/index.html– board of directors link http://www.tides.org/about-us/executive-team/index.html– executive staff link   In the ten-year period between 1996 and 2006, Tides Center was fiscal sponsor to 677 projects with combined revenues of $522.4 million, and has worked with well over 800 projects since the first days as the Projects Program. Tides Foundation has had 30 years of visionary philanthropy for progressive social change. Since 2000, it has granted more than $400 million to progressive nonprofit organizations. Our growth is a testament to the joint commitment among our partners and staff to supporting positive social change domestically and globally.   http://www.muckety.com/Tides-Foundation/5022412.muckety  Wade Rathke former director – founder of Acorn, and his brother were bailed out by Drummond Pike, founder of Tides Center and Tides Foundation, after Dale Rathke embezzled nearly one million dollars from Acorn. http://www.nlpc.org/stories/2008/09/08/donor-who-bailed-out-rathkes-identified-foundation-head  

The unfolding financial scandal at the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has taken a new turn.  ACORN, based in New Orleans, never wanted known the identity of the person who assumed responsibility for a promissory note of nearly $740,000, a sum representing the remaining balance of the roughly $950,000 embezzled from ACORN’s coffers nearly a decade ago.  But thanks to some digging by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Henry K. Lee, the identity of the person is now known:  Drummond Pike, founder and chief executive of the Tides Foundation, a San Francisco-based philanthropy well-known in progressive circles.  The case is significant for organized labor because ACORN founder and chief organizer Wade Rathke is the founder and chief organizer of Local 100 (Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas) of the Service Employees International Union.  In addition, SEIU Local 880, based in the Midwest, operates as an adjunct of ACORN.  Three months ago, he resigned from his post over the scandal.  Union Corruption Update recently reported that Dale Rathke, Wade Rathke’s brother, stepped down in the wake of revelations that during 1999-2000, while serving as ACORN’s chief financial officer, he transferred $948,507.50 from ACORN to Citizens Consulting, Inc.  The balance transfer, by all accounts theft by any other name, was carried for years on CCI’s books as a loan.  ACORN executives at the time declined to notify authorities, preferring to negotiate a promissory note with the Rathke family to pay off the balance.  By this year, $210,000 had been repaid – seven $30,000 installments.  The scandal had been hushed up until a disgruntled ACORN employee (and possibly ex-employee) blew the whistle several months ago.  In the aftermath, Wade Rathke departed and the nonprofit network secured an agreement from an unnamed donor to assume payments. 

  The Tides-Acorn- SEIU Connection is Well Cemented: http://www.popmodal.com/video/3103/Beck-Breaks-Down-the-Apollo-Alliance–the-Obama-Connection This is the must see video tying all of this together. Also worthwhile are the articles below:   http://libertychick.com/2009/05/08/rathke-acorn-seiu-the-tides-foundation-oh-my/ http://theunionnews.blogspot.com/2008/10/npr-exposes-acorn-seiu-connection.html   Published by the Capital Research Center. (9 pages)
http://www.winningreen.com/site/epage/41804_621.htm (quote below)

Excerpt: “MONEY. Money is to the Tides Foundation and Center what water is to the tide. You can’t be sure from what source any part comes. You can’t be sure where any part goes. But it can knock you off your feet and pull you down. And there is an ocean of it.

“The Tides Foundation and its offspring, the Tides Center, effectively “launder” donor dollars when they give to other nonprofits. The San Francisco-based Foundation receives donations from individuals and foundations and then channels them to activist groups. The result is that the original donor can’t be linked to the ultimate recipient. According to the most recent available IRS form 990, the Tides Foundation received $86.1 million in grants, gifts and other contributions in 2001. It gave away over $76 million. Since it was established in 1976, the Foundation has given away over $300 million in grants. (Total 2001 income was $93.2 million; the Foundation had assets of more than $156 million.)” To read the entire piece, click on this link. Tides_Foundation.pdf (147 KB) Note: Kendeda Sustainability Fund of the Tides Foundation is one of many foundations funding Grist, a liberal on-line magazine, according to its own website.  Grist recently called for “war crime trials” for those who don’t agree that humans are causing catastrophic climate change.

http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/x3797262231.pdf is the 9 page document excerpted from above

See the connections:

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.asp?fndid=5184

Here is a list of the 16 present and former directors.

The web of allies is endless and interesting. This all illustrates the change the American people voted for, whether they knew it or not. If you are not in support of this way of doing things, you MUST speak out! We outnumber them but they have a leg up as they have been building to this end for decades

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News for 09/13/2009- A New Day Dawning in America

Posted on September 12, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , |

9-12 March on Washington

9-12 March on Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 What a great day in America! On Saturday September 12,2009 a new day dawned in our country. Estimated by park officials at 1.2 million people, the enormous crowd stormed our capital. They came with signs, with heartfelt concerns, with a sense our freedoms and our futures are being stolen  from us. They marched singing patriotic songs, chanting and hoping that a government deaf to this typcally silent majority would  HEAR THEM NOW! They came from every corner of our country and with a plethera of concerns, but all with a common theme. Nearly everyone there wanted to impress on government officials and fellow citizens our country and constitution are in mortal danger. They came with hope we the citizens of this country could reclaim the sense the country and it’s future belong to us and not to the corrupt and self serving politicians who hold hostage our government. Only the days to come will show this had any impact. I can assure you this is only the beginning. I can tell you personally that as I marched along with the throng of patriots who filled the streets for as far as the eye could see, there was a shared sense of empowerment that could be felt by everyone. There was also a shared sense of commitment we would not relent until the country was returned to We The People from the hands of special interests trying to co-opt our lives and our futures. Please see my entire photo album of the event by following this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42480733@N06/?saved=1

Here is a great time lapse video taken from the traffic cam showing the magnitude of the march. AWESOME! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sjvc6baor8&feature=player_embedded

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