After almost a year of work by various bloggers, students and activists - today PRWatch of the Center for Media and Democracy has released the expose on The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - based on the persistence of many activists across the United States who have worked to bring attention to ALEC - The American Legislative Exchange Council.
I invite you to read the press release and if you have time review the other webpage and documents that are linked to the press release.
The basic hope of all people who work on the issue of ALEC is
1. to expose the operations of ALEC
2. to publicly release the legislation that is produced by ALEC
3. to identify all ALEC legislators and
make sure that they are not re-elected to office -
both at the state and US level.
Without legislators to introduce ALEC's corporate based legislation - ALEC will cease to exist.
Items 1 and 2 have now been accomplished.
Item 3 will be much harder, because members of ALEC normally will not release information regarding their ALEC activities.
Item #3 is where efforts of activism will be needed more so than anything!
As bloggers, readers and activists - we still have a lot of work to do in regards to ALEC.
But this is an amazing start.
Check out this news release on Common Dreams.
Sign the petition to tell corporations to DUMP ALEC.