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AARP Among Groups Funding ALEC

AARP, the non-profit seniors organization that exists to promote the financial security, pensions and healthcare of those over 50, is secretly funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization whose bills have acted against the interests of ordinary Americans, including retirees and their families. Show More Summary

ALEC's Dark Money Game

I walked into my sixth American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference over a week ago as one of two familiar Wisconsin myths was being told by the queen of ALEC, state Senator Leah Vukmir. It wasn't the one Governor Walker continues...Show More Summary

A shamed AARP withdraws from right-wing lobbying organization ALEC

2 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

AARP, the retirees organization, responded Thursday to a torrent of protests from members and advocacy groups by announcing that it would drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing organization known as ALEC.   In a notice posted on AARP’s Facebook page, AARP...

Did You Know That AARP Is A Paying Member Of ALEC?

Here is a real shocker. AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) has been a paying member of the notorious right-wing, Koch-tied lobbying organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since at least 2014. Yes,...Show More Summary

Reformers target occupational licensure

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Alden Abbott reports at Truth on the Market on legislative initiatives to curb occupational licensure, which often works to limit competition and consumer choice. At the state level, the American Legislative Exchange Council has developed...Show More Summary

ALEC AND ELI LILLY: MUCH MORE THAN SCHOOL REFORM

By Doug Martin When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) arrives at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis at the end of this month for its annual conference, speakers will include Governor Mike Pence (who headlined ALEC’s 2013 event ), Indiana’s U.S. Show More Summary

O&G Industry Targeting the Last Vestige of Democracy: The Citizen Ballot Initiative

Industry has followed the lead of the American Legislative Exchange Council by seeking to place citizen ballot initiatives out of reach for all but the wealthy. ALEC advocates making it harder to qualify referendum language, and requiring supermajorities to pass an initiative. Heavily promoted by Gov. Show More Summary

Colorado Preemptions of Local Government: The Need for the Colorado Community Rights Amendment

In Colorado as in other states, it has been observed that very often "Corporations write laws, legislators enact them, and the courts enforce them." Since the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) began writing state preemption...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Charles G. Koch

Here's my open letter to Charles Koch, the CEO of Koch Industries. If you want to personally encourage him to stop supporting the climate-denying American Legislative Exchange Council, click here! Dear Mr. Koch, Recently, at a Wall Street...Show More Summary

NC taxpayers footing the bill for trips to ALEC conference

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

A variation on, "Go out and break me off a switch from that tree so I can beat you with it." Five Republican leaders plan to seek reimbursements for attending the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, conference last week. The...Show More Summary

Ford latest to walk away from ALEC

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will find it harder to advance its far-right agenda with fewer and fewer friends.

Ford Just Dumped ALEC, Latest Major Corporation to Dump American Legislative Exchange Council

By Nick Surgey, originally published by the Center for Media and Democracy Ford Motor Company confirmed to the Center for Media and Democracy ( CMD ) that it is cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ), an...Show More Summary

Preemption of Democracy by ALEC, its Corporate Funders, and Republican & Democratic Corporatists

Message to media pundits: "It's the Corporatocracy, stupid!" Government has been coopted in service of the corporate bottom line, bought by the likes of the Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council which writes model laws to supplant democracy and overcome the common good. Show More Summary

Ford Becomes Latest Corporation Dumping ALEC and Its Climate Denial

Ford Motor Company confirmed to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) that it is cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization that has drawn heavy criticism for promoting climate change denial...Show More Summary

Are the climate-speech subpoenas constitutional?

8 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pursuing an investigation of the Exxon Corporation in part for making donations to think tanks and associations like the American Enterprise Institute and American Legislative Exchange Council,...Show More Summary

An Article V Convention To Amend the Constitution?

Some constitutional conservatives, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Rob Natelson for the American Legislative Exchange Council, have been promoting the idea of getting two-thirds of the states to call for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Show More Summary

An article V convention? Wrong idea, wrong time

8 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Some serious constitutional conservatives, such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Rob Natelson for the American Legislative Exchange Council, have been promoting the idea of getting two-thirds of the states to call for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Show More Summary

CSR Lessons from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Takeover

The group of heavily armed men that is illegally occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon may be linked to ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.

A Koch Industries Lobbyist took my Phone! (VIDEO)

Crossposted from Greenpeace USA: A Koch Industries Lobbyist Took My Phone! The American Legislative Exchange Council's three annual meetings are quite the spectacle. This month, at ALEC's third and final meeting of the year in Scottsdale, Arizona, I had an interesting encounter with a member of ALEC's board of directors. His name is Mike Morgan. Show More Summary

Watch Arizona's NBC 12 And The Center For Media And Democracy Expose ALEC's Corporate Influence On State Laws

Phoenix Arizona's NBC affiliate KPNX hosted the Center for Media and Democracy's Executive Director Lisa Graves on the December 6 episode of Sunday Square Off to expose the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) effort to push...Show More Summary

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