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Barbara O’Brien is on the Board of Directors of the National Pawnbrokers Association. She sits on the Public Safety and Elections Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and is a member of ALEC's Private Sector Executive Committee. O'Brien is also the Private Sector Chair of ALEC's Pawn Shop Subcommittee.
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.
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- , “Private Sector Executive Committee.” American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC.org. Accessed July 3, 2011.
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