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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:59 PM
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ACORN announces internal investigation.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 03:11 PM by cal04
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/16/podesta-acorn-state... /

In response to recently released videos of ACORN staff engaging in appropriate and potentially unlawful activity, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today that the conduct you see on those tapes is completely unacceptable. ACORN President Bertha Lewis released a statement explaining that the advocacy group for low- and moderate-income Americans will now conduct a thorough review of the organizations operation:

As a result of the indefensible action of a handful of our employees, I am, in consultation with ACORNs Executive Committee, immediately ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORNs service programs until completion of an independent review. I have also communicated with ACORNs independent Advisory Council, and they will assist ACORN in naming an independent auditor and investigator to conduct a thorough review of all of the organizations relevant systems and processes. That reviewer, to be named within 48 hours, will make recommendations directly to me and to the full ACORN Board. We enter this process with a commitment that all recommendations will be implemented.

CAP President John Podesta, who also sits on ACORNs Advisory Council, said, Accountability starts with knowing all the facts. ACORN, which is doing important work in advocating for lower-income Americans all across this country, is taking an important step today to by acknowledging its need for reform and demonstrating its desire to take corrective action.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jxhq8...


ACORN Announces Major Steps to Address Issues Raised by Videos
http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=12340
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TCJ70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:00 PM
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1. Good...
...first policy proposal: all employees will not try to one up your clients, no matter how crazy they seem.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:03 PM
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2. Good.
First thing that needs to be done is put it in writing that all allegations of child abuse are to be reported to the authorities.
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