Progress Texas Responds to TPPF op-ed defending ALEC
From Matt Glazer, Executive Director of Progress Texas:
"We want good jobs and a strong economy for Texas families, critical to economic freedom, which is why Progress Texas joins 14 corporations and 43 elected officials to reject TPPF and ALEC's harmful and out of touch corporate agenda."
"In 2010, Texas Public Policy Foundation received over a quarter million dollars from the same folks who fund the American Legislative Exchange Council. It's no wonder they are in the Wall Street Journal doing crisis control after ALEC has been buried in an avalanche of bad press in local, state, and national media for pushing bills across the country that includes the shoot first legislation, illegal voter suppression laws, and laws sustaining the right's war on women."
"The most controversial legislation in a generation has been written by this national bill factory and lobbied by TPPF. They are setting up Texas to fail because it is in TPPF donors and multi-national corporation's best interest to suppress the economic opportunities of hard working Texas families. Texas can do better and TPPF and every state legislator should denounce ALEC and join the 14 corporations and 43 elected officials across the country who are putting people first."