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#ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit opens at a Westin resort in Scottsdale on Wednesday with an agenda touching on several of it's core principles including “election integrity”, #privatization of #education and support for #homeschooling, and protection for #BigPharma 1/6
Also on Wednesday, #ALEC and the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-#LGBT coalition devoted to re-criminalising homosexuality in the US in the name of Christianity are co-hosting a dinner. #Christofascists prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1… 2/6
Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing #racist and white supremacist policies theguardian.com/us-news/2019/d… A report published on Tuesday by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other advocacy groups charges #ALEC with propagating #WhiteSupremacy 3/6
To show that #ALEC is responsible for strengthening #WhiteSupremacy, the joint report cites four of the network’s most hotly disputed policy interventions👉The first are the “#StandYourGround” laws that became notorious after the 2012 killing of #TrayvonMartin 4/6
Another example is #VoterID bills. Some 35 states have bills based on the 2009 #ALEC “voter ID act” which penalizes non-white voters who are much more likely than whites to lack a photo id, and therefore face discrimination where ID is made a condition of voting. 5/6
#ALEC has tried to re-write history and proclaim that it now has no policy on #VoterSuppression and that it no longer lends its name to any #StandYourGround law.

The damage has already been done.

Lawsuit could force secretive network promoting rightwing laws into the open theguardian.com/us-news/2019/d… Suit could threaten the existence of #ALEC, a network that brings together conservative lawmakers and corporate interests
The suit argues that #ALEC – renowned for propagating virulent #rightwing laws that attack #unions, #immigrants and #protest groups among others – undermines #democracy by replacing the allegiance of legislators to voters with allegiance to big business
#Arizona’s “open meetings” law requires all public bodies in the state to make their events accessible to citizens. #ALEC's key discussions will be private. Behind closed doors they will devise new #legislation that will be framed into model bills and disseminated nationwide
29 #Arizona state lawmakers, among them the speaker of the house and president of the senate. That means that the quorum of at least five Arizona house and senate committees would be present at the Scottsdale #ALEC event and should therefore be subject to the open meetings law❗️
Liberals Protest as Conservative Legislative Group Gathers usnews.com/news/best-stat… #ALECinAZ #ALEC
The groups alleging that #Arizona lawmakers meeting with #ALEC are violating Open Meeting laws are from Puente, Mijente, Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the People's Law Firm. 👏👏👏👏#ALECinAZ
#ALEC's #SchoolChoice advocacy encourages “underfunding, starving the #PublicSchools so there's no more public #education,” said a Sun City kindergarten teacher who protested with the #RedforEd movement, which led a teacher walkout movement that secured higher wages for educators
Gerrymandering, Elections, School Privatization, and More on the Agenda as ALEC meets in Arizona prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1… #ALECinAZ #Gerrymandering #elections #privatization #education
#ALEC to host two redistricting workshops for state legislators during December conference in Arizona documented.net/2019/12/alec-r… (1) Legal Challenges for the Next Redistricting in 2021, (2) Engaging With the Public On Redistricting #Redistricting #Gerrymandering #ALECinAZ
PROPS to these #Protesters at #ALECinAZ 👏👏👏👏👏
Other new items being considered at the #ALECinAZ meeting include👇thanks to prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1…
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