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Pa. County Commissioners’ Group Withdraws Paycheck Deception Resolution

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Pennsylvania working families and their allies took a big step last week in their fight to stop paycheck deception legislation. Following a statewide mobilization aimed at county commissioners, one of the most influential groups supporting the anti-union bill backed off, significantly slowing momentum for the legislation.

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Mondays with ALEC: Education

Mondays with ALEC: Education

In the latest installment of a regular Monday series, StandUpToALEC.org is highlighting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its agenda on education. ALEC pursues an extreme corporate agenda in state legislatures, directly attacking the rights of working families. In the recent decades the organization has been operating, they have had successes in rolling back the rights of America's workers on a variety of issues. In the past few years, though, broad efforts have been made to push back against the ALEC agenda and while there have been a lot of victories, more work needs to be done. Raising awareness about the organization is a big part of that, and Mondays with ALEC is an effort toward that goal.

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Mondays with ALEC: Immigration

Mondays with ALEC: Immigration

In the second in a regular Monday series, StandUpToALEC.org is highlighting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its agenda on immigration. ALEC pursues an extreme corporate agenda in state legislatures, directly attacking the rights of working families. In the recent decades the organization has been operating, they have had successes in rolling back the rights of Americans on a variety of issues. In the past few years, though, broad efforts have been made to push back against the ALEC agenda and while there have been a lot of victories, more work needs to be done. Raising awareness about the organization is a big part of that, and Mondays with ALEC is an effort toward that goal.

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Mondays with ALEC: How ALEC Cuts Your Paycheck

Mondays with ALEC: How ALEC Cuts Your Paycheck

In the first of a regular Monday series, StandUpToALEC.org is highlighting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its agenda on wages and income inequality. ALEC pursues an extreme corporate agenda in state legislators, directly attacking the rights of working families. In the recent decades the organization has been operating, they have had a lot of successes in rolling back the rights of Americans on a variety of issues. In the past few years, though, broad efforts have been made to push back against the ALEC agenda and while there have been a lot of victories, more work needs to be done. Raising awareness about the organization is a big part of that, and Mondays with ALEC is an effort toward that goal.

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What We’re Reading Today: Monday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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What We're Reading Today: Thursday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Hey, Google, Remember That Whole 'Don't Be Evil' Thing? ALEC Is Evil. Seriously

Hey, Google, Remember That Whole 'Don't Be Evil' Thing? ALEC Is Evil. Seriously

Famously, Google's informal company motto is "don't be evil." The slogan isn't "don't be evil yourself, but giving others money to do evil is OK." If the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) had a motto, it would be "do as much evil as you can." One of these things is not like the other.

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Struck Down: Judge Rules Pa. Voter ID Law Unconstitutional

Struck Down: Judge Rules Pa. Voter ID Law Unconstitutional

A Pennsylvania court has ruled that the state’s voter ID law the Republican legislature rammed through and Gov. Tom Corbett (R) signed into law before the 2012 elections is unconstitutional and “unreasonably burdens the right to vote.”

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: No Loyalty to ALEC

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new editorial from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlights the recent revelations about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its influence on state legislators. In particular, the editorial takes umbrage at a proposed loyalty oath for ALEC members that would have required them to place the extremist pro-corporate organization above the needs of constituents and the state and national constitutions.

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12 Ways the State Policy Network Could Assault the Rights of Working Families in 2014

12 Ways the State Policy Network Could Assault the Rights of Working Families in 2014

A new article from the Guardian reveals that the State Policy Network (SPN) is planning a significant assault on the rights of working families in 2014 state legislative sessions. Through the Searle Freedom Trust, a foundation it created in 2011, SPN plans to offer sizable grants to supposedly independent, non-partisan think tanks in the states. SPN collected 40 grant proposals from these think tanks and will grant funding through Searle to 20 of them. The proposals are for numerous extreme right-wing policy options, very similar to those proposed by groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the think tanks already receive funding from the typical extremist anti-working family funders like the Koch brothers.

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