This letter specifically addresses Indiana Residents; Non-Indiana residents will have to edit out sections
Dear Governor Daniels,
I urge you to issue an Executive Order which prevents the State of Indiana from any future financial involvement with the organization known as Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Furthermore that the State reviews any current contracts or grants which currently involve ACORN and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates to assure that contractual monies or funding are being used in accordance with state guidelines and the State Constitution.
This request is serious in as ACORN’s history demonstrates that it is not with the moral standards of the State of Indiana and its communities. As proof I offer:
- Recently ACORN has been shown to systemically encourage underage trafficking of females at various headquarters across the country.
- To date 70 employees of ACORN have been convicted of crimes in the course of their work for the organization.
- On September 11, 2009, the United States Census Bureau ended its relationship with ACORN.
- The United States House of Representatives recently voted in a bipartisan manner to cut off federal funds to ACORN
- The United States Senate on September 17, 2009 voted in a bipartisan manner to cut off funding of federal funds to ACORN.
- The Director of the FBI, Robert Mueller has stated his department will look into allegations of misconduct relating to ACORN.
- The Internal Revenue Service is aware of current allegations facing ACORN and is conducting a “thorough review” of their relationship with the organization.
- Currently there are 20 states which are investigating charges related to voting regularities and fraud into the current and past operations of ACORN.
As to voter registration fraud, I request that your office urge Secretary of State Todd Rokita and Attorney General Zoeller to begin an immediate investigation of the voter registration fraud which occurred in Lake County during the 2008 election cycle. Any attempt to circumvent and commit fraud in the electoral process should be met with swift and decisive action against the parties involved.
If found Acorn is found criminally liable, accountability should extend throughout the hierarchy of ACORN. The systemic attempts to defraud in the electoral process, as evidenced by the vast number of states which are investigating fraud charges, underscores the contempt ACORN has with elections in a free Republic.
The citizens of Indiana want accountability and assurance that our tax dollars are not used by organizations which do not share the values and morality of its people and as outlined in the State Constitution.
I urge you to take action on this and assist in protecting the citizens and state against an organization which has displayed itself to devalue the meaning of a Republic. In conclusion, I request a response from your office pertaining to the issuance of an Executive Order.