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Groups Urge Shell To Cut Ties With ALEC

June 10, 2015

In a letter sent yesterday, 19 international investors called on Shell, one of the world's largest oil companies, to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a lobbying group composed of state legislators and corporate representatives.

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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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