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ALEC headquarters never cease to amaze me.
ALEC has been in the shadows for so long - they have absolutely no idea how to act, when exposed to sunlight.
Instead of owning up to what it does and has done - ALEC tries to cover up everything with a web of deception that inevitably comes back to bite them in the  ...   IRS audit that may be coming.

Dubya introduced us to the Axis of Evil, when for 40 years the true evil was being perpetuated by ALEC legislators, with their legislative Acts of Evil.

In 2005, the NRA pushed the Stand Your Ground law in Florida – then the NRA brought Stand Your Ground to an ALEC meeting and ALEC legislators started pushing it.

When ALEC finally got caught as the pusher of Stand Your Ground legislation its PR Poobah said:

"The American Legislative Exchange Council does not support Stand Your Ground policies. The Council focuses solely on pro-growth, economic issues to increase opportunity for all Americans."

Then last year they got caught again
Recently when legislation was introduced at an ALEC meeting for partial nullification of the 17th Amendment, its PR Poobah said:

After it wasn't advanced out of committee, the board also said any resolution on the 17th Amendment has to do with elections, and we don't do elections."
“We don’t do elections.”
Really?  ALEC doesn’t do election law?
What about Voter ID?  

In 2012 when they got their finger caught in the voter suppression jar it made this public statement:

“We are eliminating the ALEC Public Safety and Elections task force that dealt with non-economic issues, and reinvesting these resources in the task forces that focus on the economy. The remaining budgetary and economic issues will be reassigned.
You see ALEC – doesn’t accept responsibility for anything that ALEC does.

Last week, PR Watch published an article entitled:

Do ALEC Denials of Bill Tracking Signal an IRS Examination?
Last week.

In that article it is noted that:

The official ALEC twitter account - @ALEC_States - tweeted publicly at the Brookings Institute: "@BrookingInst, we don't track our model policies."
ALEC got exposed by Brookings – and their response was
“we don't track our model policies."

ALEC – doesn’t accept responsibility for anything that ALEC does.

January 2014
“we don't track our model policies.
"
August 2013
ALEC Annual Meeting
Policy Report
ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force has had a successful 2013 thus far. Over 60 bills based on Civil Justice Task Force model legislation have been introduced around the states, a number of which. have been enacted into law  
January 2014
“we don't track our model policies."
Legislation similar to Commerce Task Force model legislation passed in numerous states during the 2013 session. Notably, Michigan passed right--to-work legislation, Indiana passed occupational licensing reform, and Georgia passed fraud detection legislation.

Legislation similar to Commerce Task Force model legislation was also introduced in a variety of states including substantial labor reform in Missouri, and Kansas (among dozens of states) and public private partnerships in Florida.

January 2014
“we don't track our model policies."
Twenty--nine jurisdictions have enacted laws based on our model Voice over Internet Protocol policy to promote the deployment of advanced communications technologies including Arkansas, Delaware*, Kansas, Nevada*, and Wyoming in 2013

Eleven states have adopted laws based, at least in part, on ALEC's model Wireless Tower Siting Act to streamline local zoning and permitting requirements to speed deployment of advanced wireless broadband networks including North Carolina*, Missouri*, and Washington* in 2013

January 2014
“we don't track our model policies."
During the 2012-2013 state legislative sessions, the Education Task Force followed legislation relating to several ALEC education model policies. Over 40 states introduced ALEC model legislation or model legislation closely resembling ALEC policy, most notably, Next Generation Tax credit Act, Parent Trigger, Virtual Public Schools, Charter Schools, and Special Needs Scholarship act.

January 2014
“we don't track our model policies."

After the Electricity Freedom Act (an act that would repeal a state's renewable energy mandate) became ALEC  model policy, approximately 15 states across the country introduced legislation to reform, freeze, or repeal their state's renewable mandate. This legislative year has seen the most action on renewable mandates to date.

Resolution in Support of the Keystone XL Pipeline or similarly worded resolutions have been introduced in at least seven states this year which has helped highlight state support for the project.  

January 2014
“we don't track our model policies."
During the 2012-2013 state legislative sessions, the HHS Task Force followed legislation relating to 18 ALEC HHS model policies. Thus far, 96 ALEC model bills based on work from the HHS Task Force have been introduced, 17 enacted, and 2 were vetoed,
January 2014
“we don't track our model policies."
Comprehensive criminal justice reform based partly on ALEC's model policies passed in South Dakota, West Virginia, Kansas, Georgia and Oregon during the 2013 session.

Legislation similar to Justice Performance Project principles was introduced in numerous states including Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Texas.

January 2014
“we don't track our model policies."

ALEC is an IT.
As an IT -
IT - ALEC – doesn’t accept responsibility for anything that ALEC does.
    after all it is ALEC legislators that do the doing

And that folks - is very, very dangerous for our country.

(You really, really want to read the whole document these snips were taken from - you don't want to miss one line of ALEC evil.)

Originally posted to MNDem999 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 12:22 PM PST.

Also republished by American Legislative Transparency Project.

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