Progressives Form Néw Group to Counter ALEC

by VanessaVaile

Follow @DianeRavitch’s advice: hope for the best but keep a close eye on this. More, https://stateinnovation.org/about/

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Democratic progressives have launched a new organization to counter ALEC at the state level. It is called the State Innovation Exchange, or SIX.

Its goal is to advance a “people’s agenda,” not a corporate agenda.

An article in politico.com called it an ALEC-killer.

The question is whether this group will detach itself from the neoliberal slant that have put so many Democrats (think Cuomo of Néw York and Malloy of Connecticut and Arne Duncan) in alliance with the right.

ALEC–the American Legislative Exchange Council--is an organization underwritten by major corporations, whose members are state legislators. It writes model state legislation to reduce taxes and regulation on business, to eliminate unions, to promote vouchers and charters, to reduce environmental controls, and to advance a far-right agenda.

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