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Mars attacks!

(Scott Johnson) Yesterday we received a press release from Common Cause. Remember them? Left-wing front groups apparently never die. The press release announced that Mars had abandoned the American Legislative Exchange Council. Mars makes Skittles. This must have something to do with the death of Trayvon Martin, right? Sort of, but not exactly. The press release brags that Mars joins a lis
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Two More Companies — Including Candymaker Mars, Inc. — Sever Ties With ALEC

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

The American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing corporate front group that helped passed “stand your ground” laws and voter suppression initiatives in states across the country, lost two more member companies. In an email se... Read Post

VIDEO: Security Guards At American Legislative Exchange Council Conference Physically Attack ThinkProgress Reporters

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Yesterday, at a conference in New Orleans, two ThinkProgress reporters were attacked by security guards for no apparent reason. Reporters Scott Keyes and Lee Fang were at the Marriott Hotel for the American Legislative Exchange Coun... Read Post

Progressives: Yank ALEC's Nonprofit Status!

US Politics / Liberal : Political Mojo (2 years ago)

After pressuring dues-paying corporations to ditch the American Legislative Exchange Council, the good-government group Common Cause has launched a new attack on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by challenging its st... Read Post


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