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Iowa Democrat Drops Ties To ‘Extreme’ And ‘Partisan’ ALEC

Iowa state Rep. Brian Quirk (D) ended his membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council today, referring to the group that brings corporations and lawmakers together to write laws as both partisan and extreme. “As a member I saw firsthand the sort of legislation they push on state legislators around the country,” Quirk said. “I [...]
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South Dakota Pays For Lawmakers’ ALEC Membership

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

South Dakota will now subsidize a hundred lawmakers’ memberships to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative corporate front group, after a vote Tuesday by the Republican-controlled Legislature Executive Board. Lawm... Read Post

BREAKING: Dell Becomes 21st Company To Drop ALEC

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

Computer technology giant Dell has decided to drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing corporate front group behind the spread of voter suppression laws and Stand You Ground legislation. Accordi... Read Post

ALEC Iowa Rep. Says ‘Nuts To You’ To Critics Of Right-Wing Voter Suppression Group

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

Iowa Republican State Rep. Ralph Watts is a proud member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). And amid the rapidly growing national backlash against the corporate-funded conservative advocacy group, Watts is doubling... Read Post


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