Smart ALEC: One Group is Taking Over Our State Legislatures
Want to know who’s behind all these horrible anti-everything-we-stand-for legislation in state legislatures across the country?
ALEC. And Amazon.com, BP, AT&T, Chevron, UPS, Wall-Mart, Fed-Ex, Visa, TimeWarner…and pretty much every company or group you probably patronize.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is a shadowy group of conservative legislators, lawyers and corporations who mock-up model legislation that state senators and representatives can take home with them to ruin everything from workers’ rights to immigration rights to reproductive rights.
Yes, Virginia, there is a conspiracy to take over America.
And it’s happening one legislature at a time. ALEC Exposed is a coalition of groups and boots on the ground doing the dirty work of investigative reporting — from outing conservative legislature members to doing line by line comparison of model legislation to current bills in state senates and houses. And there’s a lot of material to go on.
This week, the ALEC Secret Society is in New Orleans for their annual conference and are making headlines among progressive groups roughing up journalists trying to get in.
Oh and they are passing out anti-LGBT pamphlets. Anti-LGBT pamphlets that debunk the homosexual propaganda lies like “people are born gay” or “homosexuals are no more likely to molest children than heterosexuals.”
That’s some conference you got there.
So are you angry yet?
Write a letter to all of these companies you’ve done business with and write your state legislator to out the members of ALEC.
The more we know, the better we can take them down.
P.S. I’d like to give a special shout-out to the military service men and women and their families because guess who’s a sponsor, too? Yep, it’s our bank: USAA. Hoo-rah! I’m writing a eloquently worded yet decidedly stern letter, are you?
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