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Groups Add to Evidence in "Whistleblower" Tax Fraud Claim Against ALEC

Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy sent federal authorities new evidence today that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is falsely passing itself off as a tax-exempt charity and effectively using taxpayer dollars to subsidize its lobbying on behalf of private interests.

ALEC Tries to Silence Critics, Threatens Legal Action Against Common Cause

Facing unprecedented public scrutiny and a parade of desertions by some of the nation’s largest corporations, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is threatening potential legal action in an attempt to silence one of its critics – Common Cause.

Common Cause Lauds BP's Withdrawal from ALEC

Common Cause and other public interest and shareholder organizations joined Monday in praising BP’s announcement that it is ending its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

AOL To End ALEC Membership

Online giant AOL Inc, has decided to end its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Common Cause has learned; a company official confirmed the move today and said the decision was made “a number of weeks ago.”

Bloomberg: Don't buy ALEC's non-partisan claims

It’s a closed-door group the sells private access to legislators for tens of thousands of dollars, and that’s not good no matter whether the policies are rightist or leftist.

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