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Is Your Legislator for Sale?
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Several corporations and well-connected individuals are linked to a huge organization whose primary purpose is to provide a vehicle for its corporate members to lobby state legislators and to deduct the costs of such efforts as charitable contributions.
ALEC the American Legislative Exchange Council drafts “model” legislation provided by its corporate and legislative members, and lobbies for the adoption of that legislation. Its primary goal is to “influence legislation”.
ALEC is a de facto organization of corporations, which have veto power over any ALEC legislation, and which pay enormous sums of money for the privilege of lobbying ALEC’s legislator-members (who pay nominal dues of $50 per year).
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