Release the Lawmakers names and ALEC scholarship amounts received
  • Petitioned Rep Debbie Lesko, AZ ALEC State Chair

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State Representative
Rep Debbie Lesko, AZ ALEC State Chair

Release the Lawmakers names and ALEC scholarship amounts received

    1. Sheri Tarrats
    2. Petition by

      Sheri Tarrats

      phoenix, AZ

Arizona lawmakers have been attending ALEC events and receiving ALEC scholarships to pay for those trips and conferences which cannot be attended by the general public. Arizonans deserve to know if their lawmaker has attended such events and received ALEC scholarships as full disclosure into who is influencing their elected representative.

Ms. Lesko, you sent out an email to lawmakers advising them of the freebies they would get if the signed up for such ALEC sponsored events and trips, utilized state taxpayer dollars to do so and asked that lawmakers save and send their receipts to state employee - your legislative assistant. That act makes these records public.

Ms. Lesko, you have violated Arizona public records law by ignoring such requests for disclosure of this public information and must now release the names, dates and amounts each lawmaker received for attending such ALEC events.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. We need 27 more signatures to hit 100

      Sheri Tarrats
      Petition Organizer

      Share with your friends and encourage their signature, once we hit 100 - I will present to Lesko and the press

    3. We are at 68 signatures, lets keep it going

      Sheri Tarrats
      Petition Organizer

      We will send the petitions to Ms. Lesko and the press for every 100 signatures we get until she releases the information

    4. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Janet Tillotson SCOTTSDALE, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      We have more State Legislative Members who belong to ALEC than any other state. ALEC writes the Legislation for persons like you to bring back to our State Legislature. The AZ State Legislature Members of ALEC ARE 50 PERSONS. Republicans on the Far Right. Very bad for the people in our State, as the AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL IS FUNDED BY CORPORATIONS AND THE KOCH BROTHERS. It is not for the people. These Members of ALEC ARE BEING WINED AND DINED--BRIBEB!! jct

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    • Kathleen Lehman PEORIA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      It's time to bring the power of ALEC to an END.

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    • Frank Bing CHANDLER, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      ALEC is NOT an educational group. At best, they are masters of bribery of public officials. Wine 'em, dine 'em, fly 'em', put 'em up in luxury resorts. That's bribery, pure and simple. Shame on you, Debbie lesko, and shame on all the GOP legislators, (including my three, Mc Comish, Robson, and Dial) who take bribes in return for being water carriers for the corporations and the uber rich.

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    • Celeste Pettijohn PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Transparency in government is no longer "optional".As a taxpayer I have a right to know who has authored legislation and why. I have the right to know if my legislators have been compromised by undue influence.Release these records and let us see what we are paying for !

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    • Mary Cook PEORIA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Taking money from ALEC is just plain WRONG! When are you people going to act on behalf of the people of Arizona?

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