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A Single Seed Grows Many Branches: ACORN’s Web of Connections in North Carolina
The Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) has woven itself into the fabric of the left in North Carolina.
Listed below are short explanations
of the ties between the groups
illustrated on the chart. For
more detailed information on
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Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN)
ACORN NC – ACORN’s North Carolina arm – has offices in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte. ACORN NC is a member of Blue-
print NC and partners with NC Housing Coalition, NC Policy Watch and the NC Justice Center, among others.
Blueprint North Carolina
Blueprint NC was organized and funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. It is a partnership of over 40 progressive (liberal)
state-level nonprofits. Its members include NC Justice Center, El Pueblo Inc., NC Policy Watch and ACORN NC.
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation funds progressive groups. Among them are El Pueblo Inc., North Carolina Housing Coali-
tion, NC Justice Center and Project Vote.
NC Housing Coalition
The Campaign for Housing Carolina is a collaborative effort led by the NC Housing Coalition joined by NC Justice Center,
A.J. Fletcher Foundation and ACORN NC.
Project Vote is ACORN’s voter mobilization arm and has provided legal support, including supporting litigation, for ACORN in a
number of states. Project Vote registered more than 1.3 million individuals to vote; many of who were deceased, under the voting age
or were fabricated registrants.
A.J. Fletcher Foundation