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|ALEC is under fire. Thanks to consumer and activist pressure, dozens of corporations and politicians have publicly ended their membership in the organization, which helps write and promote destructive state laws benefiting special interests at the expense of the public good.
Last week, ALEC announced in a press release that it was eliminating the task force that created voter suppression and "Stand Your Ground" laws:
We are eliminating the ALEC Public Safety and Elections task force that dealt with non-economic issues, and reinvesting these resources in the task forces that focus on the economy. The remaining budgetary and economic issues will be reassigned. Some suspected this was just PR spin designed to quell protests and keep the organization's remaining donors happy. But who would have thought ALEC would be dumb enough to publicly admit that?