The Times editorial board took on ALEC as its members flee under pressure from several progressive organizations. On top of that – according to the group Progress Missouri – 30 pieces of legislation introduced in the Missouri General Assembly over the last decade were written by ALEC – and as many as 40 state lawmakers have financial ties to ALEC.
And we’ve seen similar numbers in several states across the nation. ALEC – which gets a huge chunk of its funding from the billionaire Koch brothers – has been undermining democracy for thirty years in the shadows – but now – in the face of grassroots activism – ALEC has been exposed for what it really is – a corporate political machine. Let’s keep up the pressure.