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 Post subject: Say NO to Far-Right ALEC - sign the petition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:36 pm 
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SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Legislators to Say NO to the Far-Right American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

State Legislators:

In addition to a host of pro-corporate, anti-consumer and anti-environment laws, dangerous "shoot first" bills, discriminatory voter ID legislation and draconian immigration policies are just some of the laws that have been aggressively promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

If you work with ALEC in any way -- attend its conferences, pursue its legislative goals or use its "resources" -- I urge you to cut ties with the group without delay. If you have not worked with or on behalf of ALEC, please avoid any future association with the group.

I, with thousands of likeminded Americans, will work to hold lawmakers associated with ALEC accountable.

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 Post subject: Re: Say NO to Far-Right ALEC - sign the petition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:42 pm 
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--- Brownback more than likely directs surrogates and lobbyists for corporations to draft and promote state bills which:

* wages war on women
• gut environmental laws
• create a regressive tax system
• eliminate workers’ rights = lower wages
• undermine universal and affordable health care
• privatize public education
• chip away at voting rights.

--- What Does ALEC Lobby For?

ALEC claims it “does not lobby in any state.” However, ALEC’s tactics and operations are strikingly similar to those of registered lobbyists with corporate benefactors. Beyond distributing model legislation, ALEC provides its members with “issue alerts,” “talking points,” and “press release templates” expressing support or opposition to state legislation. The organization tracks the status of its model bills in legislatures, and sends its employees to testify in support of its bills in state houses across the country.21
Undercutting Health Care Reform


After the passage of health care reform, ALEC’s top priority has been to challenge the law by encouraging members to introduce bills that would prohibit the law’s insurance mandate. ALEC’s Health and Human Services task force is led by representatives of PhRMA and Johnson & Johnson, and representatives of Bayer and GlaxoSmithKlein sit on ALEC’s board. The group’s model bill, the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act,” has been introduced in forty-four states, and ALEC even released a “State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare” discussing a variety of model legislation including bills to partially privatize Medicaid and SCHIP. The legislative guide utilizes ideas and information from pro-corporate groups like the Heritage Foundation, the Goldwater Institute, the James Madison Institute, the Cato Institute, the National Center for Policy Analysis and the National Federation of Independent Busi

--- http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec-t ... ures#Voter

--- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-va ... 23651.html


--- United States of ALEC
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27/t ... _alec_bill


Founding members of the John Birch Society Charles and David are lifelong libertarians and have quietly given more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes.
--- http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/ ... ates-koch/


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 Post subject: Re: Say NO to Far-Right ALEC - sign the petition
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:56 pm 
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My dad’s dad owned a bar in O’Neill and lived two blocks away from me growing up. I didn’t realize that my grandma Ollie was really my step-grandma. I could never understand why she didn’t like us and didn’t get us Christmas presents but got her other grandkids presents. I finally confessed to my sister Traci this year that I stole the kitty pillow grandma Ollie made her after I lost my own. I still sleep with it every night.

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