on August 8, 2005
By Sonji Jacobs
Another sign of ALEC's success comes in the form of a new liberal group patterned after it. The Progressive Legislative Action Network will be launched next week with a conference in Seattle featuring former North Carolina senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards, former California House Speaker Willie Brown and others.
"For too long, conservatives have been able to use huge sums of money to push the most radical right-wing policies through state legislatures," PLAN co-Chairman David Sirota declared in a press release about the conference. "PLAN is committed to putting together the necessary resources and necessary coalitions to help progressive legislators stop this unchecked extremism and start passing legislation that makes state governments work for ordinary citizens, not just monied special interests."