ALEC has been described as a “crypto-lobbying outfit,” a “corporate dating service,” and “the most influential corporate funded political force most Americans have never heard of.”
From Stand Your Ground to ‘Right to Work’, ALEC has been on the forefront of the attempted right-wing corporate takeovers of our statehouses across the country. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC’s operations and pay for a seat on ALEC task forces, all in exchange for legislators pushing their profit-driven agenda nationwide.
Last month ALEC documents published in The Guardian showed what so many of us knew:
· ALEC has been losing corporate and political support due to its extreme agenda
· ALEC has a serious financial shortfall, and is attempting to bring corporations back that left
· ALEC is attempting to rebrand its failing image with a new group called the Jeffersonian Project
Now is the time to stand up and reclaim democracy in our statehouses. If you want to find out more about the ALEC agenda, visit the Center for Media and Democracy’s ALEC Exposed website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What You Can Do to Stand Up to ALEC
Tuesday, January 21st, organizations and individuals nationwide will be joining forces to Stand Up to ALEC. Here are some simple actions you can take to make your voice heard:
Spread the Word on Social Media
Follow Us and Share our Page on Facebook and Twitter:
Sign our petition:
Spread the Word in Your Community
Submit a Letter to the Editor to Your Local Newspaper
Email Your Members to Let Them Know What ALEC Has Done in Your State
Hold a Press Conference Call to Inform Press of the ALEC Agenda