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ALEC Runs For Cover

June 1, 2015

A few weeks ago, NBC11, a local TV station in Atlanta, went undercover at the a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate lobbying group.

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ALEC Losing Clout, Legitimacy Amid Ongoing Controversy and Tax Fraud

May 20, 2015

Amid an exodus of more than 100 corporations from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy sent federal authorities new evidence last week, that ALEC is a corporate lobby masquerading as a charity at the expense of taxpayers and voters.

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T-Mobile Cuts Ties With ALEC

April 8, 2015

Mobile wireless company T-Mobile is the latest to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate lobbying group.

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Nice Try, ALEC

April 7, 2015

We’ve exposed them for running a tax scam and a secretive “war on democracy.” We’ve documented how their “scholarship” program works as a slush fund to cover the cost of trips to luxury resorts for state legislators and how their corporate members ghostwrite legislation. We’ve worked with allies to successfully encourage dozens of corporations to abandon them.

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