Thursday, July 5, 2012

LA ALEC Legislator Begs $$ From Lobbyists

Louisiana has some great folks fighting the battle against ALEC - by exposing the nastiness of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and sharing it with the rest of the nation through their excellent writing.

Here's an example of how ALEC legislator shame themselves - begging for money - to be able to go to ALEC meeting at posh locations and spend three days alone - in secretive meetings with lobbyists.

Snips from Louisiana:

July 5, 2012 by tomaswell
It’s been awhile since we’ve written about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but State Rep. Joseph Harrison (R-Gray) has proven himself a more than capable successor to former Rep. Noble Ellington (R-Winnsboro).

But this letter wasn’t for college scholarships.

“Why does the scholarship fund need your support?” Harrison asked, perhaps rhetorically. “With over thirty Louisiana Legislators serving on ALEC Task Forces, your support will allow the opportunity (for legislators) to attend conferences funded by the ALEC Scholarship Fund.

“These conferences are packed with educational speakers and presenters, and gives (sic) the legislators a chance to interact with legislators from other states, including forums on Medicaid reform, sub-prime lending, only privacy, environmental education, pharmaceutical litigation, the crisis in state spending, global warming, and financial services and information exchange. All of these issues are import (sic) to the entire lobbying community.

“I, along with other members of the Louisiana Legislature, greatly appreciate your contribution to the scholarship fund. Your $1,000 check made payable to the ALEC Louisiana Scholarship Fund and can be sent directly to me at
5058 West Main Street, Houma, Louisiana 70360
. ALEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization as designated by the IRS.”

"All of these issues are import(sic) to the entire lobbying community"
The lobbying community???????????????
These are scholarships to an ALEC Annual MEETING to be held in SLC UT July 25 - 28!!!

Read the whole article >>>>HERE<<<

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