For years, we’ve been working to expose a right-wing group with enormous, but under-reported, influence in Colorado politics. The work of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has become a major controversy in many states, and news reports last week show the organization is losing major donors and member legislators by the dozens.
Rep. Jared Polis is right to be outraged. So am I. And I have rarely been as proud of a Colorado member of Congress as I am today of Rep. Polis. Sign our petition thanking Rep. Polis for taking this brave stand against right wing obstruction. Forward this email to all of your friends and neighbors, and invite them to stand with Jared. We’ll deliver your names and comments to Rep. Polis and the media.
Above all, we must put an end to the partisan political games that made endless recalls attractive to the far right. The General Assembly and Colorado voters must take action to ensure that mail ballots are not suppressed in recall elections. We would like to go a step further, and require that recalls have a real justification, such as a crime committed, before they can go forward.