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ALEC to Right-Wing Bloggers: We Need Your Help!

The American Legislative Exchange Council, the once-obscure organization that pairs corporations with state lawmakers to draft pro-business and often anti-union legislation for the state level, is in damage control mode. Corporate members such as McDonald's, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Mars, Inc. have cut ties with ALEC after taking heat from a coalition of progressive groups angry over ALEC's "discriminatory" voter ID bills and controversial "Stand Your Ground" self-defense legislation that figures into the Trayvon Martin shooting in central Florida.
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VIDEO: Corporate Lobbyist Concedes He Does Not Always Register As A Lobbyist For ALEC Bills He Helps Write

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

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit that touts itself as a “Jeffersonian” limited government organization for state lawmakers. In reality, the group is little more than a sophisticated front group that al... Read Post

On Tillis's coattails: Jason Saine wins ALEC award

US Politics / Liberal : BlueNC (10 hours ago)

For the second time in three years, North Carolina has the dishonor of having one of its own legislators recognized as the ALEC legislator of the year. The American Legislative Exchange Council has named state Rep. Jason Saine its L... Read Post

ALEC Launches New Effort To Influence Local Government Policy

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (5 months ago)

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization known for helping to advance corporate interests by crafting conservative legislation at the state level, has created a new initiative to expand its influence to citi... Read Post


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