They were one of about 30,000 'partners'.
Census Bureau public affairs specialist Shelly Lowe elaborated on the hiring process in an interview with FactCheck.org, saying that "partners help us recruit by promoting the fact that we’re hiring," but they have no say in the actual hiring.
ACORN and the Census | FactCheck.org
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
One of you will end up here next!