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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:19 PM
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List of WI legislators in Alec:
Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald, Rep. Leah Vukmir, Sen. Alberta Darling, Sen. Michael Ellis, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, Sen. Glenn Grothman, Sen. Randy Hopper, Sen. Dan Kapanke, Sen. Neal Kedzie, Sen. Frank Lasee, Sen. Mary Lazich

no surprises there.
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charmay Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:46 PM
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1. The ones on the list don't surprise me.
I'm just surprised that there aren't more republican legislators on the list. Especially in the Assembly. This should help with the Kapanke, Hopper and Darling recall.
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 04:35 PM
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2. Frank Lassee?

He makes Grothman look it's not hard to believe he gets all his legislation "canned" by A.L.E.C.

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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:20 PM
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3. I don't see Scott Suder on the list, but he's been in their pocket for a decade
And IIRC, TABOR was an ALEC brainstorm.

In old DU files, there must be at least one link from ALEC showing that Suder was propagating their legislation years ago. I remember it quite clearly.

I can personally vouch for this because, as a constituent, the man has always been incapable of independent thought.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:25 PM
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4. Here's a link from 2005 referencing Rep. Scott Suder and ALEC
Edited on Sun Mar-27-11 06:26 PM by sybylla
He's second in line now. Back then, he was just snotty Scotty.

Suder has proposed very little legislation that hasn't come from the ALEC sh#t tank. And he's even admitted to the source on several occasions, as if it were some kind of merit badge to belong.

From a statement on their membership

With more than 2,400 members, ALEC is the nation's largest bipartisan, individual membership association of state legislators. One-third of all state legislators belong to ALEC. In addition, with more than 300 corporate and private foundation members, ALEC is one of America's most dynamic public-private partnerships. ALEC provides the private sector with a unique opportunity to have their voices heard, and perspectives appreciated. Through ALEC, legislators join with private sector to write model legislation to effectively promote the organization's mission.

No other organization today has as many valuable assets in both people and ideas, nor as many members in key decision-making positions. Among the leadership of America's state legislatures, ALEC members are an impressive presence: 32 Speakers and Speaker Pro Tems; 22 Senate Presidents and Senate President Pro Tems; 22 Senate Majority and Minority Leaders; and 30 House Majority and Minority Leaders. Individual legislators also contribute to advancing the ALEC agenda by serving on the Board of Directors, or as State Chairs, and members of State Leadership Teams.

This gist of this is that all these conservative members of state legislatures work with corporations and conservative organizations (aka private sector) to create legislation that gets introduced at the state level.

Scary stuff, huh? It's becoming clear that we are no longer a government by the people, for the people.

on edit: it's funny they call themselves bipartisan in this part of their website yet when you click on the About ALEC link, they call themselves "A bipartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers..."

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