Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2008
Contact: Tina Tran, 713-236-0306

Federal and State Legislators to Attend Press Conference in Show of Support for ACORN
WHEN:   Friday, October 24 @ 10:00 am
WHO:   Congressman Al Green, State Senator Rodney Ellis, State Representative Alma Allen, ACORN Representatives
WHERE:   440 Louisiana, Suite 575, Houston, TX 77002

State Senator Ellis will be joined by federal and state elected officials and representatives from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) at a press conference to show support for ACORN.

ACORN, which has been instrumental in registering over one million new voters, many of whom reside in low-income communities, has been under recent attack from some political groups for alleged voter fraud. The allegations have sparked not only controversy during this election year, but also threats of violence against members of the grassroots organization.

Established in 1970, ACORN has over 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities across the country.