First corporations and now people are fleeing the American Legislative Exchange Council

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Following the success of a boycott campaign against ALEC that led to more than a dozen corporate members fleeing the Koch-brother funded think tank that writes corporate-friendly legislation, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is targeting Democratic state lawmakers who also happen to be members of ALEC.

As the organization said in an email to supporters, “Bad Democrats allow ALEC to claim 'bipartisan' support for extreme policies, and that's unacceptable." According to some counts – there are 26 Democrats who are members of ALEC – and already – some of them are bowing to pressure and dropping out including New Mexico state Senator George Munoz and South Carolina state Representative Ted Vick.

Americans must understand that through ALEC – corporations are writing our laws. And the only way to end the take-over of our democracy is to keep up the pressure on the members and funders of this corporatocracy until it eventually collapses.

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