Daily Scoop Xtra: Group behind VoterID & Stand Your Ground Laws Backs Down

Under pressure from activist groups and corporate sponsors, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Tuesday announced a reorganization plan that will shutter its Public Safety and Elections Committee, which encouraged passage of “Stand Your Ground” laws and other controversial measures.

The reorganization drew muted cheers from groups on the left that have for years been waging a campaign against ALEC, which describes itself as advocating “free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism.”

The move comes after half a dozen major corporations — including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Intuit and McDonald’s — announced they had decided not to renew membership in the group, which drafts “model bills” for state legislators.

In addition to backing Stand Your Ground legislation, ALEC has drawn criticism for laws requiring voters to show identification, tough immigration proposals and resolutions calling for an end to the regulation of carbon emissions.

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3 Comments to “Daily Scoop Xtra: Group behind VoterID & Stand Your Ground Laws Backs Down”

  1. A big win for, well, everyone. Although this means they’ll just shift their focus on other issues pertinent to our well being. ALEC is a joke. Great site by the way, you’ve got one more follower!

    • Mr. Progress… thank you the comment and following!

      Yes, ALEC is a joke and scary. It’s amazing the influence they had and still do have on the legislative process at many levels. I can’t believe they wrote a number of bills for legislators to introduce. I’d like to have that connection, wouldn’t you?

      I love the banner on your site…hilarious!

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