Monday, May 19, 2014

PA Primaries Must Say No! to ALEC

I'd like to say something witty about tomorrows primary in Pennsylvania but I can't.
Because eprobably the nastiest ALEC member in the US (known to date) serves in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the founder of the Tanton Network’s State Legislators for Legal Immigration

State Legislators for Legal Immigration is a coalition of anti-immigrant state-elected officials.   

SLLI works hand-in-hand with the John Tanton Network to distort the issue of immigration and undermine America’s values of equality and liberty.  .
And at last count (before they took it off their webpage) 67% of its members were ALECers that Metcalfe probably recruited at ALEC meetings

 People need to know the real politics of candidates at the state, local and county level.
The race is on by the GOP to put more extremists in office and this list has a few of them.

How do people get on an ALEC list?
That question comes up all the time.  The most common are:
  They serve on ALEC task forces
  They have paid ALEC dues through their campaign finances
  They self identified themselves somewhere , anywhere as an ALEC member.
  They have been shown as a signatory on an ALEC letter.
  They have been listed by ALEC as a member, in ALEC documents.
  They have been “outed” by a credible source, on the web.
  They have attended an ALEC meeting.
  They previously were employed by ALEC and now work in government.

Because these were pulled from the web and historical documents some of the people listed are no longer living and some of them are claiming they kicked ALEC to the curb – which I question (I think they say that just to get re-elected).

Current ALEC Member/Close Ties Affiliations
This one is pretty evident – the main purpose for knowing the people who are currently affiliated with the extremist, pro-corporate American Legislative Exchange Council is to get them out of government - any and all government.

We must make sure that all current ALEC government employees are not re-elected or not re-appointed. 

Some of the names on the list are candidates who ran for office and were not elected.  As part of their campaign expenses, they paid for an ALEC membership.  We must make sure that these people are never elected to public office and they want to be elected.

Past ALEC Member/Close Ties Affiliations
This may seem questionable to some – but it is as important as making sure that current members are not re-elected or elected.

It is important to know past members.  Just recently, many past ALEC members crawled out from behind the baseboards (like the Kochroaches they are) to run for office again or for appointments to state and federal commissions and other offices.  Because these people were not on the current lists which are posted elsewhere – they went unnoticed as ALEC members.
   Past ALEC members are appointed to US government positions.
   Past ALEC members are appointed to state positions.
   Past ALEC members become lobbyists who have influence on your legislation.
   Past ALEC members become judges who have an influence on
      your justice system and decisions.
   Past ALEC members become regents of your universities who have
      an influence on the decisions made in relation to higher education.
   Past ALEC members serve on commissions that affect the running
     of your state.
   Past ALEC members serve on councils or commissions that affect the running
     of your city, your county and your municipalities
   Past and current ALEC members are generational in some states
    (aka family of ALECers)
   Past member run for office again at a later date!!

Past and Present people with ties to ALEC
It's important to remember that all lists published anywhere on the web should be considered incomplete partial lists - because ALEC members hide their membership - because they ashamed to admit they belong to ALEC.

Earl M Baker
Matt  Baker
Stephen Barrar
John Bear
David J Brightbill
Patrick Browne
Raymond Bunt
Richard Cessar
Paul Clymer
J Doyle Corman
Roy W Cornell
Jim Cox
Craig Dally
Charlie  Dent
Brian L Ellis
John R.  Evans
Howard L Fargo
Robert J Flick
Michael Fitzpatrick
Vincent  Fumo
Matt Gabler
Ron Gamble
Richard Geist
Robert Godshall
Stewart J.  Greenleaf
James D Greenwood
Seth Grove
James Gerlach 
Joseph M Gladeck, Jr
Glen Grell
Marcia Hahn
Kate Harper
Julie Harhart
Melissa Hart
Arthur Hershey
Dick Hess
Scott Hutchinson
Robert C Jubelirer
Thomas H Killion
Dave King
Nick Kotik
Dennis Leh
F Joseph Loeper
Roger A Madigan
Sandra Major
Ronald  Marsico
Richard A McClatchy
Bob Mensch
James Merry
Daryl Metcalfe
Ronald  Miller
Jerry Nailor
Fred Noye
Michael A.  O'Pake
John E Peterson
John Peterson
Ron Peterson
John M Perzel
Merle Phillips
Jeffrey Piccola
John Pippy
Joseph R Pitts
Todd  Platts
Kathy L Rapp
Harry Readshaw
Robert Reber
Roy Reinard
Robert Robbins
Samuel Rohrer
Carole Rubley
Matthew Ryan
George Saurman
Stan Saylor
Curt Schroeder
Paul Semmell
Donald E (Buz) Snyder
Jess Stairs
Dick Stevenson
J Barry Stout
Jerre Strittmatter
Fred Taylor
Elinor Taylor
Fred Trello
Katie TRUE
Mike  Turzai

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