New evidence also reveals that it lobbies the Justice Department to prevent voter fraud enforcement.
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In a 1983 article titled “Toward a Class-Based Realignment of American Politics: A Movement Strategy,” that ran in ACORN’s magazine, Social Policy, the Marxist duo said “massive numbers of new voters” had to be registered in order to bring “fundamental change” to the nation.
Meanwhile, in addition to collaborating with DOJ officials, Rogers also visited the White House on March 2, 2011, according to the White House visitors database. During that visit she met with Shasti Conrad, a senior aide to Obama uber-adviser Valerie Jarrett, and Jon Carson, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Carson was previously chief of staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) serving under Van Jones, the self-described communist who was known as Obama’s green jobs czar.
Separately, a group of seven individuals visited the White House on March 22, 2011, meeting with White House policy assistant David Pope. They are Brian Kettenring, Darlene D. Battle, Steven Fletcher, Leigh Dingerson, Charese Jordan Moore, Aaron Brown, and Darren Browning.
At press time the professional and political affiliations of Brown and Browning were unclear.
However, Kettenring was deputy director of national operations for ACORN, working for the group from 1995 to 2009.
Battle was head organizer for ACORN in Philadelphia. She is now executive director of Delawareans for Social and Economic Justice (DSEJ), one of two dozen new ACORN front groups that have sprung up around the nation. ACORN, the shell corporation that ran ACORN’s network of 370 affiliated groups, filed bankruptcy in November 2010 after ordering its state chapters to incorporate themselves separately in order to carry on ACORN’s work. Two of ACORN’s new front groups, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and New York Communities for Change, have been deeply involved in organizing and financing the radical Occupy Wall Street movement.
White House visitor Fletcher is the former head organizer for ACORN in Minnesota. He is now executive director of Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (MNNOC), another new ACORN front group. MNNOC denies any connection to ACORN but the facts suggest otherwise.
According to Judicial Watch research, MNNOC’s chairman of the board is Sunday Alabi. Alabi, who has been involved with ACORN since at least 2000, was also a member of the board of directors of ACORN-affiliated Citizens Services Inc., the company the Obama campaign paid $832,598 to 2008 to work against then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Billie Jean Campbell, who was co-chairman of East St. Paul ACORN, and Steve Nelson, who was the Minneapolis northside ACORN chapter leader, are members of MNNOC’s board. Peter Molenaar, who was Minnesota ACORN chairman, and Sherman Wilburn, who was Minnesota ACORN board chairman, are MNNOC officers.
White House visitor Dingerson worked as a community organizer with ACORN between 1978 and 1982.
White House visitor Moore, who is director of Communities for Excellent Public Schools, does not appear to be affiliated with ACORN. She was, however, deputy director at Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), a network of Saul Alinsky-inspired activist groups. When IWJ was created in 1996, Roman Catholic Monsignor John J. “Jack” Egan was on the founding board of directors. The socialist priest, who died in 2001, worked closely with Rules for Radicals author Alinsky, who died in 1972. IWJ founder Kim Bobo was a trainer for the Midwest Academy, a school for training radical community organizers. IWF has close ties to the AFL-CIO. Arlene Holt-Baker, executive vice president of AFL-CIO, is on the IWF board.
It is unclear what the seven visitors discussed with Pope, but it seems a safe bet that the Motor-Voter law came up.
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