Revoke Membership in ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)
  • Petitioned Salt River Project

This petition was delivered to:

Salt River Project
Manager of State and Local Government Affairs of the Salt River Project (SRP)
Russell Smolden

Revoke Membership in ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)

    1. Angel Garcia
    2. Petition by

      Angel Garcia

      Glendale, AZ

SRP is a Private Enterprise Board member, and the State corporate co-chair for Arizona in ALEC. Russell Smoldon, Manager of State Government Relations, is SRP's representative on ALEC's corporate board. ALEC has written all kinds of "model legislation" including: anti-worker bills, bills reducing corporate liabilities for damages, bills targeting a woman's right to choose and her right to access birth control. draconian bills going after undocumented immigrants, bills designed to privatize multiple industries including the prisons in Arizona, bills attacking access to education, and bills attacking healthcare just to name a few. By supporting ALEC SRP is support bad legislation as well. Time to have SRP completely sever all ties with ALEC.

ALEC Bills in Arizona
ANTI-WORKER RIGHTS BILLS
HB 2571 – State Personnel System
HB 2848 – Senate Amendment – Public Employees; Unions; Compensation
HB 2103 – Public Employees; Paycheck Deductions
SB 1484 – Protect Arizona Employees’ Paychecks Act
SB 1486 – No Compensation for Union Activities
SB 1487 – Withholding Wages for Union Purposes

REDUCING PROTECTIONS FOR AMERICANS KILLED OR INJURED BY CORPORATIONS OR OTHER DEFENDANTS
SB 1336 – Product Liability Actions; Punitive Damages
HB 2545 – Civil Actions; Comparative Negligence
HB 2386 – Asbestos Related Liability; Successor Corporations

ATTACKS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION
SB 1259 – Digital Learning; Course Choice
HB 2626 – Empowerment Scholarship Accounts; Expansion
SB 1204 – Parent Trigger Act

 

don't forget... ALEC wrote "model legislation" that later became the footwork for anti-immigrant bill SB 1070! Help end the attack on the DREAMers, and the undocumented immigrants who only want to become part of the American dream.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Nancy Goren TEMPE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      ALEC subverts the democratic process by encouraging legislators to introduce questionable legislation without public knowledge or input.

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    • Judy Whitehouse PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      I've been an SRP customer for almost 40 years, and I'm disgusted that this public utility that started in the public interest should now be playing the corporate side with ALEC.

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    • Jamie Marinelli CALEDONIA, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      Because ALEC is a tool of the corporations.

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    • Toby Stahl PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      As an SRP consumer I don't want my money going to an organization like ALEC that works against my best interest.

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    • Francis X Wiget II PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      ALEC subverts democracy by side-stepping and undercutting the legislative process--no voters or constituents are involved in ALEC's little Corporate-Legislator meetings wherein corporate representatives provide Legislators pre-written laws specifically to benefit the corporation writing the law--no voter sees this, no constituent has feedback.

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