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ACORN Works To End Secret Union Ballot

From YouTube:

ACORN Official Hattie Daniels

ACORN board member Minister Hattie Daniels talks about their work to help pass the Employee Free Choice Act.

“My name is Minister Hattie Daniels. I am a member of SEIU. I am a member of ACORN. And I am a member In Faith [sic].

And with these three organizations for the last two years we’ve been getting out into the community, flying churches [sic], talking to churches. Talking to other community groups about the Employee Free Choice Act.

And I really feel – I’m really glad that this is out here because you know so many people in Arkansas [are] anti-union. And they really – I don’t know if they [are] anti-union or whether they are afraid that they’re going to get fired if they talk about a union.

So we’re just doing everything we can to get this passed so people will be able to join a union.”

As we have noted oft before, ACORN and the SEIU (the Service Employees International Union) are joined at the hip – almost literally since they regularly share the same address and phone number.

Once again, remember that ACORN is a 501c3 non-partisan “charity.”

They are not supposed to be using their tax exempt status and government funding for political purposes.

From the IRS’s Guidelines:

Political and Lobbying Activities

(Adapted from IRS Publication 1828, Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations– February 2004)

Lobbying Activity

In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status. 

Legislation includes action by Congress, any state legislature, any local council, or similar governing body, with respect to acts, bills, resolutions, or similar items (such as legislative confirmation of appointive office), or by the public in referendum, ballot initiative, constitutional amendment, or similar procedure.  It does not include actions by executive, judicial, or administrative bodies.

An organization will be regarded as attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the organization advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation.

And yet they do so, shamelessly.

And they really – I don’t know if they are anti-union or whether they are afraid that they’re going to get fired if they talk about a union.

Never mind that “Card Check” is designed to achieve exactly the opposite effect.

Who is going to vote against the union if their vote will be known? Who wants to have their tires slashed or worse?

But ACORN claims it is just the opposite. And they play upon the ignorance of their audience.

After all, they have do the bidding of their masters in the unions and the DNC.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “ACORN Works To End Secret Union Ballot”

  1. jobeth says:

    This woman strikes me as having and IQ of about 85.

    Besides the excellent points Steve made,

    And what in the heck is a “flying church?

    BTW, I’m thinking of visiting this office….Might be profitable.

    Look behind her on the floor in the hall way.

    That cord stretched along the floor looks like a nice “Slip and Fall” law suit “tool” !

    Maybe we could get rich off THEM for a change! ;-D

  2. Helena says:

    The war against the secret ballot is on, full steam ahead.

    And, BTW, who wrote this idiotic IRS guideline?

    A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.

    They built in enough wiggle room that nobody even needs a lawyer to get out of it. Who gets to say how much is “too much?”

  3. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    Once again, remember that ACORN is a 501c3 non-partisan “charity.”

    So who enforces these rules? The IRS? To whom would we complain to get the law enforced? Seems someone with money and an agenda would be on top of taking down these “charities.” All conservative political organizations, i.e NRA, are not tax exempt and contributions to them are not tax deductable, wonder why that is?

  4. Grzegorz says:

    What’s the problem here, exactly? Diddly squat is going to be done. Remember during the campaign when Obama was getting all those (illegal) online donations? What happened to that burning issue? Remember how he opted, after all, to forego public financing? What, pray tell, became of McCain/Fiengold? And anent to this post, what happened about all those illegal and bogus ACORN voter registrations?

    “Nothing to see here, comrades. Move along now down the road to serfdom.”

  5. mikepatr says:

    Yeah… look at all the good Unions have done for the big three automakers. Now they’re nothing more than incompetent, unprofitable behemoths that depend on sucking on the government’s teats (our tax dollars) to survive.

  6. curvyred says:

    I get the feeling this woman has been a “community organizer” her entire life. Not much else work as evidenced by the size of her um blob of arms.

  7. DoctorRock says:

    Would somebody please check the style guide and see if we have a spelling convention for the over-enunciation of “community”? Thanks in advance.

  8. 64dodger says:

    ACORN is:

    A nother
    C ommunist
    O rganizing
    R ecruting
    N etwork

  9. sheehanjihad says:

    Something odd…in our community, we had no ACORN activists because of our lack of the proper minority. Funny thing is, as of Sunday, we do now. I wonder why? Isnt the election over with? I am beginning to feel the same way I do when a Hurricane watch is issued for our area….and I am not the only one.

    Forewarned is forearmed though, and I plan on keeping a very close eye on future developments…..my area is in the top three foreclosure areas in the Nation, but the vast majority of them dont fit the proper minority status, thus they dont qualify for “sit ins” or “rights to a house”. So if that isnt why that group just showed up, perhaps our new friends will be organizing the civilian security force promised by The One?

    I dont know…but I am getting that pounding sensation behind me again.

    OH, by the way, can anyone show the amount ACORN received in the stimulus package? There is a debate currently being published in our local paper that states they didnt get a dime….and I understood they did.

    Would someone be kind enough to steer me in the right direction so that I may refute that claim with facts? This area is immersed in Obamamania….and in dire need of being offered proof of what they state emphatically isnt true.

    • GuppyNblue says:

      ” OH, by the way, can anyone show the amount ACORN received in the stimulus package? ”

      There won’t be a specific amount until the money is dispersed. The American Spectator does a good job breaking it down.

      “The three relevant fiscal provisions are buried deep in the $825 billion monstrosity known as the proposed “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.”

      “But the biggest chunk of the $5.2 billion comes in the form of $4.19 billion for foreclosure relief through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.”

  10. VMAN says:

    ACORN!!! Coming for the private ballot in your town!!!

  11. Liberals Demise says:

    Ali Obama and his Den O’ Thugs.

    Side note: Did she eat the guy whose suit is the only thing left hanging behind her? She looks “WELL” fed!!

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