In Latest Press Release, ALEC Claims To Be 'Transparent, Open'

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The staff of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have been responding to a firestorm over the exodus of major corporations from the organization thanks to increased attention on ALEC's role in pushing the controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law that allowed Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman to escape prosecution for 40 days (and other particularly despicable legislation). Yesterday, ALEC sent out a press statement complaining that it was being targeted by an 'intimidation' campaign that is trying to 'eliminate discourse.' As if that argument wasn't phony enough, today's press release from ALEC Executive Director Ron Scheberle, responding to 'the support the organization has received in response to the intimidation campaign against its members' is a blatant attempt to rile up conservatives...

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