Citizen Engagement Laboratory: The Petri Dish for Astroturf Groups on the Left
Citizen Engagement Laboratory is a well-funded beehive of progressive advocacy that uses foundation money to fight for left-progressive causes. It is also an incubator of nascent left-wing groups that it creates and assists to carry the radical agenda forward. It uses its network of group websites and letterheads to pretend that large grassroots movements are angry with companies and other organizations it dislikes. One of its favorite targets to abuse is the center-right organization of state legislators ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council).