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  •  I checked the ALEC web site... (4+ / 0-)
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    Ohiodem1, jimreyn, elwior, scott5js

    ...to see if any of my area's legislators (all (sadly) Republicans) are members of ALEC, but the only name from Texas that could be found is the former speaker of the state house (Tom Craddick) who helped railroad Tom DeLay's gerrymandering scheme down our state's throats years ago. I hope there is a demand heard loud and clear for ALEC to disclose the names of its legislator-members to exposes whose bidding these folks do while supposedly representing us.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." -Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by alaprst on Sat Jun 25, 2011 at 07:31:05 AM PDT

    •  Why don't you . . . (5+ / 0-)
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      jimreyn, Cordyc, elwior, Bob Sloan, NoMoreLies

      ask them?  Use the letter in the linked diary, go to the Texas Legislature website, and past the letter into an email to the legislators you have an interest in.

      You can also sign Bob's petition which targets your own legislators when you put your zip code in.  The link to Bob's petition is at the bottom of this diary.

      Be proactive.  If they ignore you, that tells you something, if the deny it and they are members, well that makes them liars and if it comes out that they did lie, you can send a copy of their denial to your local newspaper, and if they say they are members, well, now you know what you suspected.

      One of the members of Exposing ALEC has researched and come up with a big list of ALEC legislative members, and I hope it is published soon.

      Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

      by Ohiodem1 on Sat Jun 25, 2011 at 07:45:46 AM PDT

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    •  Here is a list of their state Chairmen for the (3+ / 0-)
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      scott5js, elwior, NoMoreLies

      State of Texas:

      Rep. Charlie Howard
      Rep. Jim Jackson
      Sen. Kel Seliger

      Of course as you say - DeLay was a real winner and he is an ALEC Alumni like Boehner and the rest.

      "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled" http://piecp-violations.com/

      by Bob Sloan on Sat Jun 25, 2011 at 11:42:30 AM PDT

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