ALEC Dropped by Reed Elsevier, Joins McDonald’s and Pepsi in Mass Exodus

From Policymic just moments ago… Reed Elsevier joins a mass corporate exodus from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), bringing the total number of corporations that have cut ties with the controversial organization to ten. Reed Elsevier is the parent company of Elsevier, which is one of the largest academic publishing companies in the world. It publishes about […]

ALEC’s U.S. Congressional “Corrupt Practices” Report – What ALEC Alumni are Doing in DC

  ALEC Corrupt Practices Thought the AMerican Legislative Exchange Council was only involved in corrupting state lawmakers…passing pro-corporate laws state by state?  They are much more dangerous than that.  When their state members are elected to Congress they become “alumni” and continue to advance ALEC’s agenda right into the halls of both Houses through a […]

Mars (maker of Skittles) and Arizona Public Service Dump ALEC

By Center for Media and Democracy’s Rebekah Wilce “The seventh and eighth corporation to publicly state that they cut ties with theAmerican Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are candy-maker Mars and the Arizona Public Service Company (APS), Arizona’s largest electric utility. Mars had been an exhibitor at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting in New Orleans. Mars is the maker of Skittles, the snack […]

Smart ALECs Get Their Due

From Business Insider by WhoWhatWhy. “The news in the past week has been heartening to those who see the transparently corrupt nature of ALEC, an organization that works with legislators to come up with and push pro-business legislation on the state level.  Corporations pay up to $25,000 to get in on the action… “…The term “legislative […]

ALEC’s Fracking Agenda Exposed

Lisa Graves, Executive Director of The Center for Media and Democracy, sheds light on ALEC’s fracking agenda. To watch this video, please click here

FL State Rep. Dennis Baxley, Sponsor of ‘Right to Kill’ Law, Also Proud Racialist, Vote Suppressor

By Brad Friedman It turns out that Republican Florida state Rep. Dennis Baxley is far more odious than we realized when, last December, we described him as, among other things, “reprehensible”, “anti-American” and “democracy-hating”. It appears we were way too kind. Baxley, it seems, was the chief, NRA-funded sponsor behind Florida’s 2005 “Stand Your Ground” […]

Robert Greenwald Discusses Koch Brothers’ Attacks on Education

In part two of three on Current’s “The Young Turks,” Robert Greenwald talks with host Cenk Uygur about how the Koch brothers backed a group that worked to bring back segregation in North Carolina and how they are backing groups working to destroy public education. To watch this video (8:48) please click here

Robert Greenwald Talks about how the Koch Brothers are attacking Social Security

Robert Greenwald speaks with “The Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur on how the Koch Brothers are trying to destroy social security. Please click here to watch this video (8 min 17 sec)

Shareholders Call On Companies To Disclose ALEC Ties

By Eli Clifton on Apr 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm While some companies are refusing to distance themselves from ALEC’s involvement in Voter ID legislation and support for the “stand your ground” laws that may play a pivotal role in the defense of Trayvon Martin’s shooter, newly released SEC documents show that shareholders are increasingly […]

VLTP Statement in Response to ALEC’s “Press Release” on Corporate Members

By Bob Sloan, VLTP Executive Director Today ALEC released a statement concerning the ongoing pursuit by VLTP and other organizations urging companies and corporations with memberships to ALEC or financially supporting them to leave ALEC.  As anticipated this campaign is having a huge impact upon the shadowy conservative organization as first Pepsi then Coke, Intuit, […]