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From and email today from Progressive Change Campaign Committe of BoldProgressive.org...

Tomorrow, we're pulling together progressive state legislators from across the country (and reporters) on a national conference call to demand that several dozen Democratic legislators drop their membership in ALEC, the voter-suppression and union-busting organization.
The box notes: WHEN: Friday, April 20, NOON Eastern
   WHAT: Listen online or by phone as progressive state legislators call on
              bad Democrats to drop their membership in ALEC.

WHO: WI State Sen. Chris Larson
         SD State Sen. Angie Buhl
         MT State Rep. Franke Wilmer
         NM State Senate Candidate and former Rep. Benjamin Rodefer
         NY State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries
         WA State Rep. Marko Liias
         NM State Sen. Eric Griego
....and PCCC State Organizing Director James Ploeser

Can you join us? Click here to join us by phone or online this Friday at 12pm Eastern?
RSVP: "DEMOCRATS, DUMP ALEC!" NATIONAL MEDIA LAUNCH CALL WITH STATE LEGISLATORS

(You can also sign the petition against ALEC here.) Petition Against ALEC

So far we all know:

We were able to reach millions of people with online ads pressuring ALEC's corporate funders. That, plus thousands of calls, Tweets, and petition signatures from people like you resulted in big news this week.
ALEC is shutting down their "Public Safety and Elections Task Force" which pushed voter-suppression and Shoot-First laws through state legislatures! The right-wing National Review wrote, "Left-Wing Pressure Causes ALEC to Retreat."
Fantastic BUT Work is not done...
ALEC is still pushing union-busting laws, tax giveaways to big corporations, and other policies that hurt communities of color and all working families. (And disbanding a "task force" doesn't mean ALEC won't continue pushing voter suppression.)  

Bad Democrats allow ALEC to claim "bipartisan" support for extreme policies, and that's unacceptable.
I took the time to quickly peruse ALEC WATCH's list of ALL the Politicians who are members of ALEC, along with their Task Force activity, and other factors. You can find these lists here. ALEC Politicians....

ONE MAJOR FINDING: This relates to Wisconsin politics. Did you or your allies in Wisconsin know that your former-Governor TOMMY THOMPSON, is not only a named AWARD WINNER from ALEC,  he is a named, cited FOUNDING MEMBER of ALEC.  Here is citation if you are interest, or think perhaps that Rep. Tammy Baldwin's new campaign might be interested in this tidbit. Former Governor Tommy Thompson (Wisconsin), identified by ALEC as involved in its formative years. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2001 Annual Report, organizational report, 2002, accessed September 23, 2011

Below the squiggle is the list I compiled of all who are noted to be DEMS and members of ALEC.

HERE is LIST of DEMOCRATIC ALEC Members.

ALABAMA

Rep. Richard Laird (D-37)

ARIZONA
Rep. Richard Miranda (D-13), membership exp. 12-31-2010; Public Safety and Elections Task Force

ARKANSAS
Rep. Barry Hyde (D-40); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

Rep. Robert Moore (D-12); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

Sen. Barbara Horn (D-21)[18], former State Chairman
Sen. Jimmy L. Jeffress (D-24); Education Task Force
Sen. Jerry Taylor (D-23)

DELAWARE
Rep. E. Bradford Bennett (D-32); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

GEORGIA
 Sen. Nan G. Orrock (D-36); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force

ILLINOIS
Rep. Mary Flowers (D-31), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-118), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Sen. Arthur J. Wilhelmi (D-43), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member

INDIANA
Sen. Frank Mrvan, Jr. (D-1), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate

IOWA
Former Rep. Dolores Mertz (D), 2011 ALEC William J. Raggio Excellence in Leadership and Outstanding Service Award winner[1]
Sen. Brian J. Quirk (D-15), Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member

KANSAS
Sen. Chris Steineger (D-6), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[67]

KENTUCKY
Rep. Ruth Palumbo (D-76); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

Rep. Robert R. Damron (D-39); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force; quoted in an August 2011 Bloomberg interview as saying he no longer attends ALEC meetings because ALEC has “become, in the last few years, so partisan. . . The last meeting I went to, they spent all their time bashing Democrats. I don’t particularly care for an organization that’s so partisan.”[69]

Rep. Dorsey Ridley (D-4); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo (D-76); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Sen. Kathy W. Stein (D-13); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
 Sen. Ray S. Jones, II (D-31); Civil Justice Task Force
 Sen. Julian M. Carroll (D-7); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Joey Pendleton (D-3); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Tim Shaughnessy (D-19); Health and Human Services Task Force
Sen. Gerald A. Neal (D-33); Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force
Sen. Denise Harper Angel (D-35); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

LOUISIANA

   * Rep. John Anders (D-21); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
   * Rep. Jeff Arnold (D-102:New Orleans), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[71]
   * Rep. Elton Aubert (D-58), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[71]
   * Rep. Damon J. Baldone; (D-53), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[71]
   * Rep. Jean Doerge (D-10); Health and Human Services Task Force
   * Rep. James R. Fannin (D-13), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[71]
   * Rep. Girod Jackson (D-87), attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[71
   * ▪Rep. Harvey LeBas (D-38), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[71]
   * Rep. Walter Leger, III (D-91), ALEC Education Task Force member, attended 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[71]
   * Rep. Christopher J. Roy, Jr. (D-25); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
   * Sen. Willie Mount (D-27); Health and Human Services Task Force
   * Sen. Ben Wayne Nevers, Sr. (D-12); Education Task Force
   * Sen. Francis Thompson (D-34
   *
   * MAINE and MARYLAND     NONE
   *
   * MASSACHUSETTS
   * Rep. Harriett L. Stanley (D-2), State Chairman[79]

MICHIGAN  Where everyone pays their ALEC membership dues with TAXPAYER funds! No wonder state is broke!

Former Rep. Frank Accavitti, Jr. (D-42), paid ALEC membership dues with taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2008[80]

MISSOURI
Former Rep. Rodney Hubbard (D-St. Louis), ALEC "State Legislator of the Year" in 2007
Rep. Mike Colona (D-St. Louis), has spent campaign money to attend ALEC events or on ALEC membership dues[93]

NEBRASKA  No party affiliations noted.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
 Rep. Kris Edward Roberts (D-3), ALEC Education Task Force
 Rep. Robert L. Theberge (D-4), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member

NEW MEXICO
Sen. George K. Munoz (D-4), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member

NORTH CAROLINA

Rep. Bill Brisson (D-22), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting
Rep. Bill Owens (D-1), attended ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting[
Sen. Donald Ray Vaughan (D-27), ALEC Education Task Force Member

OHIO
Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-25), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member

OKLAHOMA

Rep. Jabar Shumate (D-73), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate

PENNSYLVANIA  

Rep. Harry Readhsaw (D-36)[121]
Rep. Nick Kotik (D-45), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member

RHODE ISLAND
Rep. Jon D. Brien (D-50), State Chairman[142]
Former Sen. Leonidas Raptakis (D-33 until 2010; ran unsuccessfully for election in 2010 in the Democratic primary for Secretary of State[144]), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-37), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
 Sen. Paul Fogarty (D-23), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
 Sen. Walter Felag (D-10), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member

SOUTH CAROLINA
Rep. James A. Battle, Jr. (D-57), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic   Development Task Force Member
Rep. Ted M. Vick (D-53), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and
  Development Task Force Member
Rep. Jimmy C. Bales (D-80), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

 Sen. Kent M. Williams (D-30), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member

SOUTH DAKOTA    None

TENNESSEE  
Rep. David Shepard (D-69), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Joseph Armstrong (D-15), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Reginald Tate (D-33)[150], ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Ophelia Ford (D-29)

TEXAS

Former Rep. Rick Perry (D-64), now Republican Governor (2000-current), received more than $2 million in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members from 2004-2011[152][153]
Rep. Tracy O. King (D-80), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-31), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Jose Menendez (D-124), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Dawnna M. Dukes (D-46), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Eric Johnson (D-100), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Tracy King (D-80), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate

UTAH

Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig (D-23), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member

VERMONT
Rep. Robert Helm (R/D-2), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. James McNeil (R/D-1), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member

VIRGINIA

Del. Johnny S. Joannou (D-79), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member

WASHINGTON
Rep. Troy Kelley (D-28), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Kevin W. Van De Wege (D-24), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Brian Hatfield (D-19), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member

WEST VIRGINIA
Former Sen. Mike Oliverio (D-13), former State Chairman[155]

WISCONSIN

LEG with ALEC References in Blue Books
Rep. Annette P. Williams (D) – America’s Outstanding State Legislator Award (1990)
Jeffrey T. Plale (D) – Member (1997-2010)

WYOMING

Sen. John M. Hastert (D-13), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member

Originally posted to Shards ... fragments of life on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 06:16 PM PDT.

Also republished by American Legislative Transparency Project.

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