NYCC, Reincarnated Acorn, Rises in de Blasio’s New York

A New York Communities for Change rally.
A New York Communities for Change rally. (Photo: Ross Barkan)

The grainy and heavily edited videos were Acorn’s last imprint on the national consciousness.

One of the country’s best known community organizing groups, it crumbled rapidly four years ago, after right-wing activists, posing as a pimp and prostitute, secretly filmed Acorn workers providing them tax advice.

Cable news networks exploded with outrage, and conservatives rhumbaed on Acorn’s grave. Continue reading “NYCC, Reincarnated Acorn, Rises in de Blasio’s New York”