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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:07 PM

 

Let's go after ALEC at the user level - you thoughts

If you do or don't know what ALEC is, call you local, state, and federal representatives and

1) ask them if they know what ALEC is
2) ask them if they have been to any of the ALEC retreats or training
3) ask them if they've supported any ALEC canned legislation
4) ask them if they will move to have ALEC written legislation banned from their legislative body

A) If they answered no to item 1, ask them why they don't know
B) If they answered yes to items 2 or 3, politely ask them to resign
C) If they answered no to item 4, as in B, politely ask them to resign

Let them know they were voted in by their constituents, not some corporate entity writing legislation that benefits the corporations - they should resign because they have committed treason to the people they are supposed to represent. If they do not agree to resign then let them know that you will be starting a petition to either have them recalled, impeached, or sued for breach of contract. This is America in 2013 not fascist Italy in the late 1930ís and early 1940ís.

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Reply Let's go after ALEC at the user level - you thoughts (Original post)
DonB Feb 2013 OP
snacker Feb 2013 #1
radiclib Feb 2013 #2
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #3
burrowowl Feb 2013 #4
DonB Feb 2013 #5
davidpdx Feb 2013 #6
reACTIONary Feb 2013 #7
freshwest Feb 2013 #9
jerseyjack Feb 2013 #8
Scuba Feb 2013 #10

Response to DonB (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:16 PM

1. Do you mean ALEC?

I do like your idea about questioning legislators about their involvement in ALEC.

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Response to DonB (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:16 PM

2. Um..you mean ALEC?

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Response to DonB (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:16 PM

3. K&R

 

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Response to DonB (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:23 PM

4. ALEC!

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Response to DonB (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:32 PM

5. Thanks, ALEX was my bad

 

My son is visiting his best friend in Pittsburgh whose name is Alex - that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.

seriously though, thanks for correcting my brain-fart.

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Response to DonB (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:30 PM

6. I think that is a good idea

But I would encourage people to do a little research before they start calling up legislators. Find out what their record is, what bills they have sponsored (this is a key to finding out what they are up to). Some states are going to be worse than others obviously and will require more work. I think different states will also need different approaches as well.

You know the state forums would be a good place for people from each individual state to collaborate and come up with a plan.

Oh shit, I forgot to say Welcome to DU!

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Response to DonB (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:36 PM

7. I was reading about one of those wack-job state legislators...

...who actually proposed a bill to make it a crime to propose gun-control legislation. So let's get some state legislator to sponsor a bill to make it a crime to propose legislation written by "outside interests." If YOU didn't write it, you're going to jail.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:04 AM

9. Best idea yet.

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Response to DonB (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:26 PM

8. You can get a jump-start

 

ALEC Exposed will give you the names of legislators who attended ALEC presentations or are members.


You can proceed from there. BETTER, also call your guys who are NOT members and thank them.

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Response to DonB (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:21 AM

10. 1. They do... 2. They have... 3. They do... 4. They won't.

I live in Wisconsin.

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