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Right-wing Group Spawns "Jeffersonian Project" to Sidestep Non-profit Restrictions

That loud whirring sound you’re hearing is Thomas Jefferson, the founding father and fierce champion of Democracy, spinning in his grave at the news the radical right-wing group – the American Legislative Exchange Council (or ALEC) – has created a code-named “Jeffersonian Project” designed to let it skirt restrictions on political giving that come with its status as a 401(c)3 “charitable organization.”

ALEC, a collection of business organizations, other deep-pocket political givers, and radical right politicians, has a clear agenda – privatizing public schools, corporatizing government functions and outsourcing them to the private sector, and gagging the voices of working women and men by gutting their unions and killing off their union rights.

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