Since ACORN is re-branding its less-than-stellar image these days, they’ll likely downplay or eliminate the name “ACORN” soon here in Ohio. Slapping a new label on a crooked organization might be easy, but selling property and changing leadership personnel is not. To make it harder for ACORN to crawl back under a rock somewhere, I’m linking to the Ohio Secretary of State’s online records for ACORN’s business filing information. Look for street addresses, agent names, etc.
As long as the name “Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now” is in use by an existing business or non-profit organization in Ohio, the Secretary of State’s office will also have that information. To run that query, just push this button.
Ain’t citizen journalism grand?
11:35 update: Wow. ACORN just agreed to surrender its business license in Ohio as settlement of that RICO lawsuit by the Buckeye Institute. That’s good news, but let’s be wary. Keep a close eye on what happens with these properties:
379 N. 20th
Columbus, OH 43203
2069 East 36th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
1025 Central Ave Ste 3
Cincinnati, OH 45202
115 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44308
4945 Profit Way
Dayton, OH 45414
316 North Michigan
Toledo, OH 43624
12:20 Update: Apparently The Buckeye Institute recently split off the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law as an independent organization after the lawsuit was originally filed, so it’s the new group that gets the scalp for defeating ACORN.
12:35 Update: Matt Naugle cheers the victory, but cautions everyone to keep an eye open for the same ACORN crooks returning with different front groups.