Watchdog groups are starting to bring attention to a sketchy group called “American Legislative Exchange Council” (aka “ALEC”). This group, which files with the IRS as a tax-exempt charity, is paid millions of dollars ($6 over million in 2009) by corporations to meet with state legislators and give them pre-written “model legislation.” The legislators copy & paste these bills into law in your states to the benefit of corporate giants and the detriment of you! ALEC insists, however, that it doesn’t lobby (yeaaahhh, right), something that tax-exempt charities are not really supposed to do. Some model legislation includes voter suppression bills that would make it harder for college students to vote, the draft for the infamous SB1070 in Arizona, and the union-killing laws in Wisconsin. Learn more at ALECexposed and spread the word!