by Clyde Weiss | July 18, 2013
The secretive American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is throwing itself a party today after moving into new diggs in Arlington, VA, and hundreds of people opposed to their extreme corporate agenda are joining them. That is, we’re crashing their party!
ALEC is the group behind such anti-worker legislation as right-to-work-for-less laws and other union-busting measures. ALEC also is a major force behind voter-suppression laws that disenfranchise potential voters, especially those of color, the young, and the elderly. It’s right-wing agenda has been well-documented.
AFSCME’s International Executive Board last year approved a resolution urging repeal of the Florida Stand Your Ground law, which ALEC helped create, and others like it, and also vowing to “work with other groups to expose ALEC’s influence in state legislatures and bring the true nature of its agenda to light.”