“With an ACORN Office in Wichita, the voters need to know where the candidates stand.”
Conservative Republican candidate Mike Pompeo today vowed to oppose any and all funding for ACORN, the taxpayer funded community organizing group that has been involved in voter fraud issues, the housing crisis and whose workers have recently been video-taped in efforts to commit tax fraud and legitimize prostitution.
“No taxpayer should have their hard-earned dollars used to promote ACORN,” Pompeo said. “This group has repeatedly violated the trust and confidence of the American people.”
“Many people think this is only a national issue, but there is an ACORN office right here in Wichita,” Pompeo stated. “Clearly, there is no oversight of this group. There is no way of knowing what they are doing to our community.”
“To me, this is a simple situation. This group should not be funded. However, while the full Congress did the right thing yesterday by taking away federal funding, 75 members — more than one in five — actually voted for continued funding. Today, I call upon all of those considering a run for U.S. Congress in this seat to make it clear to voters where they stand on this issue.”
“I am particularly interested in where Raj Goyle stands on this issue, Pompeo said. As was widely reported, Representative Goyle chose to make his announcement for Congress at a local chapter meeting of Democracy for America – an organization that was thanked by ACORN for their support.”
An excerpt from the ACORN Thank you, posted on the Democracy for America blog is below.
“We couldn’t have done this without you! Over 13,500 people signed the petition in support of ACORN and against the organized attacks on our work and with your support we didn’t let that stop us from helping create one of the largest turnouts in electoral history. Thank you for helping us fight back and being a part of history. In solidarity, ACORN.”
According to ACORN.ORG, a Wichita ACORN office is located at 3219 W. Central in Wichita, and has a phone number of 316-944-6474.