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December 5, 2012

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Ditches ALEC

Note: The following post originally appeared on Texas' Public Citizen website, Texas VOX . The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has taken a step that any self-respecting supporter of renewable energy should do – ditched the American Legislative...
September 19, 2012

"Won't Back Down" Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

This blog was orginally posted on PRWatch.org Well-funded advocates of privatizing the nation’s education system are employing a new strategy this fall to enlist support for the cause. The emotionally engaging Hollywood film “Won’t Back Down” -- set for...
August 16, 2012

9 TX Republicans, Last 3 TX Democrats Leave ALEC (Updated)

Ed. note - This post has been reflected to note that Sen. Deuell was never a member of ALEC, and therefore did not recently leave. Please see our explanation on this update at the end of this post. This year, we have worked to expose ALEC in Texas. You've...
July 1, 2012

Stand Your Ground Defense Fails In Raul Rodriguez Trial

On June 13, 2012, Raul Rodriguez was convicted of fatally shooting his unarmed neighbor , Kelly Danaher, during a 2010 altercation in Houston. Rodriguez now faces life in prison. According to a report from the Huffington Post on June 14th: Rodriguez was...
May 17, 2012

Texas Public Policy Foundation Rushes to Defend ALEC

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is in crisis communications mode. For the first time in (almost) forty years, they have been exposed for serving as a corporate bill factory for conservative legislators across the country, known for...
March 29, 2012

ALEC's Stand Your Ground Law Passed in Texas in 2007

You can take action on this critical issue now by sending a letter to ALEC companies and asking them to withdraw their membership from ALEC. In 2007, Texas passed Senate Bill 378 , better known as the “Castle Doctrine” or “Stand-Your-Ground” bill...
January 17, 2012

Progress Texas Releases ALEC Exposed in Texas

Over the last few months, we have blogged about ALEC and their influence on the Texas Legislature . Today, our work has culminated in the first of a series of reports detailing the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Texas...
November 3, 2011

ALEC Exposed in Texas: The Money Trail

Who is funding ALEC? The vast majority of ALEC contributions come in the form of donations directly from the corporations and their corporate foundations. In fact, over the past 3 years ALEC’s legislative contributions were only $250,000 compared to $21.6...
October 25, 2011

ALEC Exposed in Texas: ALEC 101

Here at Progress Texas, we are proud to announce a new project: ALEC Exposed in Texas. Nationally, the Center for Media and Democracy has launched ALEC Exposed with the goal of tracking the ways that corporations rewrite state laws behind closed doors...