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Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Fairview Office (Mondays Only)
Fairview Township Building
7471 McCray Rd., Fairview, PA
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)
1-800-770-2377

Cranesville Office (Thursdays Only)
Cranesville Borough Office
10195 John Williams Ave.
Cranesville, PA 16410
Phone: 1-800-770-2377
Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Thursday)

Capitol Office
Hon. Brad Roae
151 East Wing
Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
Phone: (717) 787-2353
Fax: 717-782-2902

E-mail:
  broae@pahousegop.com

Roae Measure Would Require ACORN to File Appropriate Campaign Reports
10/1/2009
Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) has introduced legislation which would require groups such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) to file campaign expense reports if they engage in political activities.
 
“Candidates, political parties, and political action committees (PACs) currently must report the costs of voter registration drives on their campaign expense reports, but groups like ACORN do not,” Roae said.
 
“Voter registration drive expenses for the fair booths for the Crawford County Republican Party and Crawford County Democratic Party will show up on their reports. However, if ACORN had a voter registration booth at the fair, they would not have to report it.”
 
Groups like ACORN are also currently exempt from reporting who is funding them.  Candidates, political parties, and political action committees must identify who the donors are and how much they are giving. 
 
“House Bill 1631 is needed because the public has the right to know who is financing political activity and how that money is being spent,” Roae said.  
 
ACORN is currently under investigation in several states for voter registration fraud.  In some states, more than one-third of the registrations they gathered turned out to be fraudulent. 
 
ACORN workers were also recently recorded giving advice to a young couple on how they could avoid paying taxes while running a prostitution ring using underage girls. The plan was to use the prostitution profits to run a Congressional campaign. As a result, the Census Bureau, major banks, government programs and so forth are no longer using ACORN. 
 
Other bills to investigate ACORN and to cut off funding for the group have been introduced by representatives from both sides of the political aisle.   
 
Roae’s measure, House Bill 1631, has been referred to the House State Government Committee.  
 
Rep. Brad Roae
6th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(814) 827-6054
(717) 787-2353
Contact: Len Bennett
lbennett@pahousegop.com
(717) 787-3407
Member Site: RepRoae.com
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com