After Its Subsidiary Bribed Mexican Officials, Wal-Mart Lobbies To Weaken Anti-Bribery Laws

By Zaid Jilani posted Apr 23rd 2012 The details of Wal-Mart’s complicity in bribery are shocking, but there is one important element that the  (New York) Times did not report. While Wal-Mart’s largest subsidiary spent millions of dollars systematically bribing Mexican officials, the company back home has been working, through big business groups like the U.S. Chamber […]

How Do You Fight Voter Suppression?

The single most effective way to fight voter suppression is to register to vote, and then vote on election day. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) made news this week when they announced that they were discontinuing their Public Safety and Elections Task Force. This Task Force was responsible for the promotion of ‘model’ voter […]

Conservative’s Support ALEC by Comparing it to the NCSL – Why There Really is No Comparison

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is the new diversion being used by ALEC and their Right Wing supporters in an attempt to divert attention away from ALEC’s agenda – and current media interest about that agenda. ALEC would like to distract those reading the hundreds of articles, blogs, tweets and other information now […]

No easy fix for Postal Service woes

by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) In today’s Charlottte Observer, NC Senator Richard Burr, one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate had the following to say about the USPS: While the future of the Postal Service is uncertain, what we do know is that comprehensive reform will be needed to address its many […]

ALEC’s Other ‘Deadly Force’ Campaign to Kill Climate Initiatives

By Elliott Negin from Huffington Post. “But the secretive group’s influence in statehouses goes a lot further than deadly force, self-defense laws. Since its founding in 1973, ALEC has ghostwritten state legislation across the country on a wide range of issues, from voter ID laws to prison policy to worker protections, as a number of press accounts […]

AT&T and Johnson & Johnson Stocks Begin to Drop Due to ALEC Controversy!

From the International Business Times – ALEC Disbands Task Force On ‘Stand Your Ground’ After Liberal, Rights Groups Protest” “Its [ALEC] board of scholars includes Arthur Laffer, the inventor of the “Laffer curve” in economics, as well as Stephen Moore, a former president of the Club for Growth, which backs Republican candidates, who now writes […]

Postal workers organize rallies to protest possible service, job cuts

CHARLOTTE – U.S. postal workers across the nation took to the streets on one of the busiest postal days of the year, to rally for support. Members of the American Postal Workers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Unions want the public to know about possible changes to service. They said those changes would be […]

Occupy Winston-Salem protests U.S. Post Office closures

On April 16, local residents and members of Occupy Winston-Salem held a demonstration at the U.S. Post Office in the Waughtown area. Protesters demanded that the only post office in the community not be closed down. Across the country, hundreds of U.S. post offices are on a closure list, based upon the amount of revenue […]

KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut’s Owner Is The 12th Corporation To Drop ALEC

By Ian Millhiser on Apr 19, 2012 …”The loss of Yum! is also a significant loss for ALEC because the fast food giant held an important leadership role within the conservative group. YUM! co-chaired ALEC’s Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee which, among other things, fought to repeal laws guaranteeing paid sick leave to workers.” To […]

LA. ALEC State Chairman, Rep. Greg CROMER PUBLICLY RESIGNS FROM ALEC

From Louisiana Voice “Rep. Greg Cromer (R-90) today announced his resignation from the American Legislative Exchange Coucil ALEC is an association of conservative state lawmakers from around the country.  Cromer has served as chair of the Louisiana ALEC Chapter since December 2010. “Cromer emailed his resignation today to Laura Elliott, ALEC’s director of state programs. […]