Group says ALEC is shutting down dissent

Politics » Progressive group says conservative organization blocked access to conference site.

The Alliance for a Better UTAH is accusing the American Legislative Exchange Council of using its clout to silence dissent at its upcoming annual conference in Salt Lake City.

The alliance sought to rent space in the Little America Hotel, where it could host speakers and information about ALEC’s influence on state legislatures.

But the group says that after the reservation had been confirmed, the hotel called back and said ALEC refused to let the alliance rent space in the hotel during the conference.

To read more about how commerce lets ALEC control them–remember Beau Hodai at the WestinKierland Resort in Phoenix, or Lee Fang at the Hyatt in New Orleans– please click here