Earlier this week, CFA and ATR sent a letter in support of the "Protect Taxpayers from ACORN Act" to Sen. Johanns, and are urging all Members of the Senate to co-sponsor and otherwise support the legislation, which would keep taxpayers’ money out of the corrupt pockets of ACORN and other organizations engaging in voter fraud.
From our letter:
ACORN, which has a documented history of engaging in voter fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, misuse of federal funds and other illegal activities, has been the beneficiary of the American taxpayer for far too long. According to a report by the Republican Staff on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the corrupt organizations that make up ACORN has received as much as $53 million from the federal government since 1994.
By prohibiting the federal government from awarding contracts, grants or other agreements to, and from providing other federal funds to ACORN and any other entity which has been indicted for or convicted violations of laws governing election administration or campaign financing, your bill would ensure that their fraudulent activities can no longer occur on the taxpayers’ dime.
Click here for a pdf version of the letter.