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NC taxpayers footing the bill for trips to ALEC conference

6 days 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

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

4 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

Major Electric Utility Dumps ALEC Over Clean Power Plan

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has suffered the loss of another major corporate sponsor, the Guardian reported Tuesday, with the electric utility American Electric Power (AEP) announcing it will no longer provide the climate change denial group with funding from 2016. Show More Summary

Ford Motor Company Revealed As Funder of Climate Denial Group ALEC

This is a guest post by Nick Surgey of the Center for Media and Democracy. Ford Motor Company, despite its much-hyped commitment to the environment, has been quietly funding the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ), a group...Show More Summary

Ford Revealed as Funder of Climate Denial Group ALEC

Ford Motor Company, despite its much-hyped commitment to the environment, has been quietly funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group widely criticized for its promotion of climate change denial and for its opposition...Show More Summary

How charitable are you and your neighbors? ALEC report says low state taxes encourage more giving

Do you regularly give to charities? Do your neighbors? That's probably the case if you live in Utah. A new study by the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, found that between 1997 and 2012 residents of the Beehive State donated the most to charity as a percentage of their total income. Show More Summary

The disingenuous faux-Libertarian attack on renewables

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Ripping up the astroturf: The attack dogs in this war are funded by Koch Industries and include Americans for Prosperity, American Energy Alliance and the American Legislative Exchange Council. They frame their attacks as a defense of the free market and fiscal conservatism. Show More Summary

Shell Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible

Earlier this month, Royal Dutch Shell announced it would allow its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, to expire. ALEC is a major force behind the scenes in the effort to stall official policies that would combat climate change. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Wins Koch Summit Poll, Now Awaits $900 Million From Right-Wing Plutocrat Network

A private political party makes a choice and says it's a new civil rights movement. The Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held their annual summits in California this year. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker...Show More Summary

ALEC's American Beauty Rose

I assume most PA readers are reasonably familiar with the American Legislative Exchange Council, an extremely successful conservative group (with heavy support from people like the Koch Brothers) that is...

Shell Oil will drop its membership in ALEC, citing differences over climate change

Shell Oil will not renew its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, citing differences with the controversial corporate lobbying group over the issue of climate change. "ALEC advocates for specific economic growth initiatives,...Show More Summary

The Real ALEC Promo Video

The newest video from AFSCME takes a closer look at the latest promotional video from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the shadowy, extremist organization behind much of the anti-worker agenda in the states. It seems that the video left some information out, but AFSCME quickly responded and helped out by including the missing info. Show More Summary

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