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    New Mexico's Anti-ALEC Pledge

    I don't think Democratic State Senator, New Mexico, BENJAMIN RODEFER will mind if I copy and paste here:

    Whereas the American Exchange Legislative Committee (ALEC) is an industry front group for Phillip Morris Corporation, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, State Farm Insurance Companies, Cargill, Inc. and others; and

    Whereas the biggest financiers of ALEC are the Charles G. Koch Foundation, ExxonMobil, the Coors family and others; and

    Whereas ALEC has caused harm to New Mexico's working families through anti-people legislation such as deregulation of the health insurance industry, deregulation of corporate polluters and privatization of public schools; and

    Whereas ALEC works behind closed doors, creating cookie-cutter legislation from Washington DC to be quietly pushed through by conservative state legislators;

    Therefore be it resolved that I, the undersigned candidate, will:
    •    Terminate any existing relationship I have with ALEC
    •    Publicly repudiate ALEC and its anti-New Mexico agenda •    Publicize ALEC model bills as I learn of them so the people of New Mexico are made aware of ALEC's
    continuing anti-New Mexico policies and agenda
    •    Disclose to the public any known past sponsorship or support for ALEC bills

    New Mexicans deserve better than ALEC.

    I stand by this candidate's pledge.    

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:22:14 PM PDT

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