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Tue Dec 3, 2013, 02:13 PM

Great News-ALEC is hurting due to loss of sponsors and legislators [View all]

The American Legislative Exchange Council is the Koch brother funded organization that writes "model" laws on such things as voter id, stand your ground and other conservative causes. According to a leak, ALEC is hurting and is trying to get sponsors to return http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/alec-funding-crisis-big-donors-trayvon-martin?CMP=twt_gu

An influential US lobbying network of Republican politicians and big businesses is seeking to avert a looming funding crisis by appealing to major donors that have abandoned it over the past two years following criticism of its policy on gun laws.

The Guardian has learned that the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which shapes and promotes legislation at state level across the US, has identified more than 40 lapsed corporate members it wants to attract back into the fold under a scheme referred to in its documents as the "Prodigal Son Project".

The target firms include commercial giants such as Amazon, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Kraft, McDonald's and Walmart, all of which cut ties with the group following the furore over the killing of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in February 2012.....

The Guardian has learned that by Alec's own reckoning the network has lost almost 400 state legislators from its membership over the past two years, as well as more than 60 corporations that form the core of its funding. In the first six months of this year it suffered a hole in its budget of more than a third of its projected income.

This is great news and we need to tell Coke, Amazon and other former sponsors that they will be punished if they rejoin ALEC

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