The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) drafts model legislation to be replicated in states across the country, including harsh anti-union laws. In Georgia, a state that was a cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, proposed legislation would levy fines of up to $10,000 per day against groups organizing rallies. Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams talks about how SB 469 would stifle free speech: “While we celebrate democracy abroad, they’re seeking to stifle it at home.”
March 20, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) drafts model legislation to be replicated in states across the country, including harsh anti-union laws. In Georgia, a state that was a cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, proposed legislation would levy fines of up to $10,000 per day against groups organizing rallies. Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams talks about how SB 469 would stifle free speech: “While we celebrate democracy abroad, they’re seeking to stifle it at home.”

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