by Kate Childs Graham | February 17, 2012
From the backwards ideology that brought America the Koch brothers, comes the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is not new, though it has flown under the radar, employing extreme secrecy to mask its corporate backers.
ALEC got its start in 1973, crafting legislation for conservative state legislators to push back home. For the past year, ALEC’s agenda has been blatant: suppress the minority vote, destroy health care reform, privatize public services such as prisons, and take down unions. Most recently, the organization has been pushing that agenda in Florida, Minnesota, Kansas and Arizona.
Twitter is taking note:
ALEC can be beaten. In fact, a prison privatization bill which the organization created and pushed in Florida was defeated just this Tuesday.