ACORN shutting down April 1st 

On the verge of bankruptcy, with 15 of its 30 state offices closed, ACORN is officially shutting down according to the Associated Press:

National ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said Monday that the organization's board decided to close remaining state affiliates and field offices by April 1 because of falling revenues. Some other national operations will continue operating for at least several weeks before shutting for good.

The Wall Street Journal reports organization isn't completely going away though:

Acorn Housing -- an offshoot of the political group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn -- plans to remain in operation even though the main political group is disbanding, a spokeswoman for the housing group said.

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