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  •  This household will be watching, Mr. Moyers. (11+ / 0-)

    We're in WI and we've become well-aware of our state's own ALEC Chairperson for WI---State Representative Robin Vos.  He is the Co-Chair (along with State Senator Roberta Darling, a solid right-wing advocate) of the legislative WI Joint Finance Committee.  Vos is also a member of ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Taskforce.  In the 2011 - 2012 legislative session, Vos co-authored 9 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy (hat-tip to source watch.org for this info).  Vos and those like him are a threat to democracy.  They are more loyal to ALEC than they are to the various State Constitutions and the U.S. Constitution that they are supposed to be upholding.  We need to get these people out of our government at the state and federal levels because they are committed to implementing policies that are essentially un-American.  We all need to not lose sight of the fact that not only do we need President Obama to win----we need to VOTE and make sure we take care of our state legislatures as well.  

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis

    by 3goldens on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 10:50:46 AM PDT

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