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ACORN Pennsylvania Offshoot Group Sues State for Not Registering Enough Welfare Recipients, July 5, 2012

ACORN Pennsylvania Offshoot Group Sues State for Not Registering Enough Welfare Recipients, July 5, 2012

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Published by Matthew Vadum
Project Vote, the branch of ACORN that President Obama used to work for, filed suit against Pennsylvania claiming the Keystone State isn't doing enough to help welfare recipients vote themselves greater taxpayer-funded benefits.

Not surprisingly Project Vote is acting for Action United, a rebranded state chapter from the old ACORN network of activist groups. Action United is a business name for Pennsylvania Communities Organizing for Change Inc. (PCOC). PCOC is run by the same old Pennsylvania ACORN activists and its headquarters is in the same office as the old Philadelphia branch of ACORN.

I warned in my book Subversion Inc. that ACORN would resurface and I was right.

Matthew Vadum (matthewvadum.com) is the author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011).
Project Vote, the branch of ACORN that President Obama used to work for, filed suit against Pennsylvania claiming the Keystone State isn't doing enough to help welfare recipients vote themselves greater taxpayer-funded benefits.

Not surprisingly Project Vote is acting for Action United, a rebranded state chapter from the old ACORN network of activist groups. Action United is a business name for Pennsylvania Communities Organizing for Change Inc. (PCOC). PCOC is run by the same old Pennsylvania ACORN activists and its headquarters is in the same office as the old Philadelphia branch of ACORN.

I warned in my book Subversion Inc. that ACORN would resurface and I was right.

Matthew Vadum (matthewvadum.com) is the author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011).

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UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTFORTHEEASTERNDISTRICTOFPENNSYLVANIABLACKPOLITICALEMPOWERMENTPROJECTandPENNSYLVANIACO~TIESORGANIZmGFORCHANGE,INC.,doingbusinessasACTIONUNITED,Plaintiffs,v.CAROLAICHELE,inherofficialcapacityasSecretaryoftheCommonwealth,GARYD.ALEXANDER,
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hisofficialcapacityasSecretaryofPublicWelfare,andDR.ELIN.AVILA,inhisofficialcapacityasSecretaryofHealth,Defendants.CIVILACTIONNO.-cv-COMPLAINTPlaintiffsBlackPoliticalEmpowermentProjectandPennsylvaniaCommunitiesOrganizingforChange,Inc.,doingbusinessasACTIONUnited,throughtheirundersignedcounsel,assertthisComplaintforviolationsofSection7oftheNationalVoterRegistrationActof1993againstDefendantsCarolAichele,inherofficialcapacityasSecretaryoftheCommonwealth;GaryD.Alexander,inhisofficialcapacityasSecretaryoftheDepartmentofPublicWelfare;andDr.EliN.Avila,inhisofficialcapacityasSecretaryofthePennsylvaniaDepartmentofHealth(collectively,"Defendants"),andinsupportthereofstateasfollows:
 
JurisdictionandVenue
1.ThiscasearisesundertheNationalVoterRegistrationActof1993(the''NVRA''),alawoftheUnitedStates.ThisCourthassubjectmatterjurisdictionofthisactionpursuantto28U.S.C.§1331and28U.S.C.§1343(a).2.ThisCourthasjurisdictiontograntbothdeclaratoryandinjunctivereliefunder28U.S.C.§§2201and2202.3.ThisCourthaspersonaljurisdictionovereachoftheDefendantsbecauseeachisaresidentoftheCommonwealthofPennsylvania.4.Venueinthisdistrictisproperunder28U.S.C.1391(b)becauseasubstantialpartoftheeventsgivingrisetotheclaimoccurredinthisDistrict.
In
particular,andwithoutlimitation,substantialviolationsofSection7oftheNVRAhaveoccurredatpublicserviceagenciesinBerks,DelawareandPhiladelphiaCounties,assetforthmorefullybelow.
Introduction
5.ThisactionseeksdeclaratoryandinjunctiverelieftoredressDefendants'ongoingdisregardoftheirobligationsunderSection7oftheNationalVoterRegistrationActof1993(the"NVRA"),42U.S.C.§1973gg-5.TheNVRAwasadoptedwithwidespreadbipartisansupportaspartofanefforttomakevoterregistrationmorewidelyavailableandaccessible,therebyincreasingthenumberofproperlyregisteredeligiblevotersforfederalelections.42U.S.C.§1973gg(b)(1).ThestatutealsoreflectsCongress'intenttocombatthedisproportionateharmtothevoterparticipationofvariousgroups,includingracialminorities,causedbydiscriminatoryandunfairregistrationlawsandprocedures.42U.S.C.§1973gg(a)(3).6.Section7oftheNVRArequiresthat,incoveredstates,allpublicassistanceagenciesdistributeavoterregistrationapplicationwitheachapplicationforpublicassistance,
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andeachrecertification,renewal,orchangeofaddressrelatingtoanindividual'sreceiptofpublicassistance,unlesstheclientdeclines,inwriting,toregister.
It
furthermandatesthatallpublicassistanceofficesinacoveredstateassistclientsincompletingavoterregistrationapplication(unlessaclientdeclinessuchassistance),provideaformthatasksclientswhethertheywishtoregistertovoteandincludescertainspecifiedinformationconcerningthevoterregistrationprocess,andacceptcompletedvoterregistrationformsfordeliverytotheappropriateelectionsauthority.Section7oftheNVRAreflectsCongress'intentthatregistration"willbeconvenientandreadilyavailable[for]thepoorandpersonswithdisabilitieswhodonothavedriver'slicensesandwillnotcomeintocontactwiththeotherprinciple[sic]placetoregisterunderthisAct[motorvehicleagencies]."H.R.Rep.No.103-66,at15(1993)(House-SenateConferenceReport).7.DefendantCarolAichele,asSecretaryoftheCommonwealthand"chiefelectionsofficial,"isresponsibleforensuringPennsylvania'scompliancewiththeNVRA.DefendantGaryAlexander,SecretaryofPublicWelfare,andDefendantDr.EliN.Avila,SecretaryofthePennsylvaniaDepartmentofHeaIth("SecretaryofHealth"),aredirectorsoftheStateagenciesresponsibleforadministratingPennsylvania'Spublicassistanceprograms.AllthreeDefendantshavefailedtoensurethatPennsylvaniaprovidesthevoterregistrationservicesrequiredbytheNVRAtoitspublicassistanceclients.8.Asaresultoftheseongoingviolations,thousandsofPennsylvania'slow-incomecitizenswhoapplyforand/orreceivepublicassistance,includingmembersofACTIONUnited,havenotbeenofferedtheopportunitytoregistertovoteortochangetheirvoteraddressuponmovingtoanewresidence.PlaintiffsBlackPoliticalEmpowermentProjectandACTIONUnitedhaveexpendedandcontinuetoexpendsubstantialtimeandresourcesinanefforttomake
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