WHAT IS ALEC?
The American Legislative Exchange Council describes itself at http://www.alec.org/as “the nation’s largest, non-partisan, public-private membership association of state legislators.” It stands for “Limited Government, Free Markets, Federalism.” “Nine National Task Forces serve as public policy laboratories where legislators develop model policies to use across the country.”
WHO IS ALEC?
“Nearly 2000 state legislators” and “nearly 300 corporate and private foundation members” with 3 membership levels of $7000, $12,000, and $25,000.
WHY DOES ALEC MATTER TO YOU?
Do you want Maine legislative policies, values, and decisions to be formulated by a national policy think tank? Do you want national and state laws to be decided by the richest 1% such as ALEC board members from AT&T, Coca-Cola, Exxon Mobil, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Koch Companies, Pfizer, WalMart? “Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called ‘model bills’ reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. In ALEC’s own words, corporations have a ‘Voice and a Vote’ on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state?” http://alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed
Where is your voice heard? What is happening to your vote?
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