Sunday, March 17, 2013
Law - "Under Pressure, ALEC Releases Hundreds of 'Model' Bills"
Quotes from a March 15th story from Common Cause:
March 15, 2013 - A two-year campaign by a coalition of public interest groups including Common Cause has pushed the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to release hundreds of pieces of "model" state legislation secretly developed and pushed into law by corporate interests.
The coalition also includes the Center for Media and Democracy, ColorOfChange, Greenpeace, People For the American Way, Progress Now and a variety of labor organizations. * * *
The legislative database indicates that ALEC is the force behind state laws designed to turn public schools and prisons into corporate profit centers, weaken the bargaining rights of tens of thousands of working people, roll back clean air and clean water laws, and undermine voting rights.
Since March 2012, campaign to expose ALEC has led 42 for-profit corporations to give up their membership; 71 legislators across the country also have announced their departures and 100 more lost their seats in elections last year or have left office.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 17, 2013 03:16 PM
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