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2012
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13 Texas Lawmakers Leave ALEC, No More Democrats are Affiliated with the Organization in the State

Since its public ousting in the wake of the Trayvon Martin scandal, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has seen 32 corporations, four non-profits and 56 lawmakers disassociate from their anti-environment, anti-union, and anti-democracy agenda.

Last week, 13 Texas lawmakers (10 Republican and 3 Democrat) dropped out of ALEC as well:

These 13 Legislators join 12 others who announced they were leaving in April of 2012, bringing the total number of Texas legislators who have left ALEC to 25 this year alone…

1. Sen. Robert Deuell – R
2. Sen. Glenn Hegar – R
3. Sen. Eddie Lucio – D
4. Sen. Carlos Uresti – D
5. Sen. John Whitmire – D
6. Rep. Leo Berman – R
7. Rep. Myra Crownover – R
8. Rep. Jim Keffer – R
9. Rep. Dee Margo – R
10. Rep. Jim Murphy – R
11. Rep. Diane Patrick – R
12. Rep. Debbie Riddle – R
13. Rep. James White – R

The departure of the three Democratic lawmakers means ALEC no longer has any members from the party in the Lone Star State. This is just another step in exposing ALEC which, until recent years, operated in a strange, secret-yet-plain-view manner, wining and dining politicians who then embrace backroom model legislation that is staunchly pro-corporation.

To learn more about ALEC you can visit ALEC Exposed.

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