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28 Apr

Michigan Petition – Protect We the People, Not Corporate Lobbyists

Dear The McGlynn,

In the last year, multiple Republican state legislators in Michigan introduced and passed laws written by the corporate front group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

In recent weeks, ALEC has faced renewed scrutiny. This is partially thanks to revelations that they have worked diligently (and secretly) to pass Kill-At-Will laws like Florida’s, which delayed the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer. ALEC is also behind union-busting laws like Wisconsin’s and voter suppression efforts across the country.

ALEC is not just another conservative advocacy outfit. An estimated 98% of their funding comes from big corporations, not grassroots members. Corporate lobbyists write ALEC “model legislation” and then send these bills off to state capitols around the country—including to Republican politicians in Lansing, several of whom were caught last year paying their ALEC dues with taxpayer funds.

That’s why I created a petition to the Michigan State House and Senate on SignOn.org, which says:

We, the undersigned, call on all members of the Michigan Legislature to immediately cut ties with the corporate front group ALEC, and commit to passing legislation designed to put Michigan back to work.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://signon.org/sign/protect-we-the-people?source=mo&id=40343-6842860-4EcRPbx

Thanks!

–Zack Pohl, Progress Michigan

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The Petition:

Protect We the People, Not Corporate Lobbyists

By Progress Michigan (Contact)

To be delivered to: The Michigan State House and The Michigan State Senate

We, the undersigned, call on all members of the Michigan Legislature to immediately cut ties with the corporate front group ALEC, and commit to passing legislation designed to put Michigan back to work.

Laws are supposed to protect our rights and help keep us safe – that’s just common sense. But last year, multiple politicians introduced and passed laws written of, by, and for corporations – specifically by the corporate front group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

In recent weeks, ALEC has faced renewed scrutiny. This is partially thanks to revelations that they have worked diligently (and secretly) to pass Kill-At-Will laws like Florida’s that let Trayvon Martin’s killer go free, union-busting laws like in Wisconsin, and voter suppression efforts across the country.

ALEC is not just another conservative advocacy outfit. An estimated 98 percent of their funding comes from big corporations, not grassroots members. Corporate lobbyists write ALEC “model legislation” and then send these bills off to state capitols around the country – including to Republican politicians in Lansing, several of whom were caught last year paying their ALEC dues with taxpayer funds.

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