Posts Tagged ‘ALEC’

Shining a Light on ALEC

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Via City & State State Sen. Daniel Squadron and NY lawmakers seek disclosure For most of its nearly 40-year history, the conservative think tank known as the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has had substantial influence on the shaping and introduction of legislation in New York and across the nation. And until fairly recently, the group has managed [&hellip
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Congressional Hopeful Blasts Group Behind “Stand Your Ground” Legislation

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries today blasted the American Legislative Exchange Council, the nonprofit public policy group under increasing scrutiny following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin due to its role in writing Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. Jeffries, who is currently running for Congress, said Martin’s death sent shock waves through the largely African American [&hellip
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