Widening SEIU political scandal in #1 labor-state
A new website - Nutbusters.org is exploring the relationship between ACORN-SEIU and the so-called 'Working Families Party.' WFP is being investigated for voter fraud in NY-23.
That's the same district where DeDe Scozzafava, the spouse of a labor official, is running for Congress as a Republican. Of course, she is backed by Big Labor, Bertha Lewis' ACORN-WFP ... and Newt Gingrich and the NRCC.
via Nutbusters: The scandal-ridden organization ACORN has direct ties to the Working Families Party here in New York. From its leadership to sharing office space, it is now evident that the WFP political party is wedded to the corrupt group – something that should be immediately investigated by the Attorney General, reported on by the media and of grave concern to NY residents.
The fact: Working Families Party = ACORN
The Working Families Party is not about working people or families and it isn’t really a party. The WFP is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACORN. Bertha Lewis co-chair of the Working Families Party is the Executive Director of New York ACORN. New York ACORN leader, Steven Kest was the moving force in forming the party and WFP headquarters are located at the same address as ACORN’s national and New York office at 88 Third Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.
WFP is essentially a money funnel which pays for an aggressive door to door canvas. Largely funded by unions, the WFP is ACORN’s “political arm” in New York State. Candidates supported by the Working Families Party and issues supported by ACORN are both advocated on the door steps of target voter homes as they share one major voter canvas.
The Working Families Party has no county organizations or county committee men or women and no local structure beyond its top leadership and an army of paid canvassers. Since the major parties no longer have the man power to organize an effective voter canvas, Democrats have turned to the WFP for their door to door campaign activities.
But more importantly, the Working Families Party is a criminal enterprise utilizing a for-profit political consulting firm, Data and Field Services (DFS) to skirt New York City election laws regarding public finance and campaign spending limits.
It’s the classic “pay to play” politics.