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ALEC Drops 'Stand Your Ground' Task Force

ALEC drops 'Stand Your Ground' task force: Pressured by watchdog groups, civil rights organizations and a growing national movement for accountable lawmaking, the American Legislative Exchange Council ("ALEC") announced today that it was disbanding the task force that has been responsible for advancing controversial Voter ID legislation and the “Stand Your Ground” laws that limit the ability of police and prosecutors to pursue inquiries into shootings of unarmed individuals such as Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
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Top Former Tax Code Enforcer Files Letter Asking IRS To Strip ALEC’s Non-Profit Status

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

The American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing group responsible for state voter suppression laws, “stand your ground” laws and other, far right initiatives, is a 501(c)(3) organization — meaning that it does not pay tax an... Read Post

Four Big Oil Companies Are Members Of ALEC Task Forces

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (3 years ago)

The American Legislative Exchange Council’s anti-environment agenda is fueled by none other than Big Oil companies, which sit on ALEC’s “task forces.” The watchdog group Common Cause published ALEC’s full member list, revealing four... Read Post

Civil Rights Leader Turns Attention To Group That Wrote ‘Stand Your Ground’ In Aftermath Of Zimmerman Verdict

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (last year)

When the story of Trayvon Martin’s killing first made national news, attention quickly turned to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — a conservative group with corporate backing that crafts model legislation and recrui... Read Post

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