Jul 30, 2012
Very significant results of the ongoing campaign to make ALEC a toxic relationship for its corporate members. Reported on by Lisa Graves of CMD and re-posted here. Apparent among all of the excellent information she has provided, is the emergence of the State Policy Network (SPN) as perhaps the “heir apparent” to ALEC? To find out a lot more about SPN, I refer you to Sourcewatch’s report on SPN’s finances, membership, and goals, which you can read by clicking here.
…last year’s conference was filled with favorable press coverage and bankrolled by at least 82 private sector corporations were convention underwriters.
This year, only 36 corporations were willing to have their logos listed as paying for ALEC’s schmooze and booze affair. Not all 46 of those missing corporations have left ALEC, but dozens have fled the sunshine that CMD and other investigative journalists, advocates, and concerned citizens across the country have focused on ALEC and the power it has given to corporations to try to rewrite hundreds of laws across the United States.