Virginia voters deserve legislators with accountability
June 5, 2012
The Washington Post reports, "Virginia Democrats are urging state legislators to leave a conservative group that has been under fire in recent weeks... Party leaders adopted a resolution at this weekend's convention to urge legislators to leave ALEC, to both 'expose and reverse or amend ALEC-drafted bills already passed in Virginia' and block future ALEC bills."
Progressive Point: Progressive Point: Virginia voters have made it clear they want their elected officials to represent their interests and values. Over the weekend, progressives from across the Commonwealth called on their representatives to follow the lead of over 40 of their fellow legislators in distancing themselves from the corporate front-group ALEC.
Not only is ALEC ghostwriting Virginia's laws and influencing our legislators, but legislators under ALEC's influence are using our tax dollars to travel to their closed-door meetings. We thank those legislators who are publicly standing with Virginia families--but Virginians need all our legislators to be accountable to us.
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