12 Jul '11, 2am

Meet ALEC, The Group Taking Over Your State Legislatures | Care2 Causes

Ever wonder how the anti-worker, anti-immigrant, anti-woman legislation sweeping through states like Arizona, Wisconsin, Alabama, Minnesota, Ohio and Florida ended up in front of legislatures all around the same time and with strikingly similar language? Thank ALEC. ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with approximately $6.5 million in annual revenue. ALEC members include corporations, trade groups, think tanks and nearly one-third of the nation’s state legislators (almost all Republican) who share a common mission: to “advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty.” ALEC members have one simple common belief uniting them, and that is that the government has an unfair monopoly on public goods and services. ALEC members believe simply in the privatization o...

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