Model Legislation

BREAKING: Intuit Out of ALEC; Coke, Kraft, Pepsi, too, while Koch Stands Ground

By Rebekah Wilce at Center for Media and Democracy “A stampede seems to be on the way as more and more groups break ties and dump ALEC. Intuit, Inc. (maker of Quicken and QuickBooks accounting software) told the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) that Intuit also decided not to renew its membership after it expired in […]

KRAFT Foods Gives In To Demands of Progressive Activists and Will Leave ALEC – Is The CABAL Beginning to Crumble?

Kraft abandons conservative group From Politico by ROBIN BRAVENDER Kraft — one of many corporation members of the American Legislative Exchange Council — won’t renew its membership when it expires this spring, Kraft Corporate Affairs Director Susan Davison told POLITICO. Of similar interest, several corporate members of ALEC have also dropped association and funding of the […]

ALEC/Koch Cabal Pursuing Privatization of the US Postal Service for UPS and FedEx…

ALEC/Koch Cabal Pursuing Privatization of the US Postal Service for UPS and FedEx…

OpEd by by Bob Sloan © 2012 An event occurred in front of my home on Wednesday of this week that provided an incentive for me to go ahead and publish an article I’d written about the United States Postal Service (USPS).  The event was a strong-arm robbery of a mailman at a house on our […]

Georgia Legislation proudly proclaimed as ALEC Model Bill…

“IFA Applauds Georgia Saying Franchisees Can’t Be Employees” (from Blue MauMau) ATLANTA —The Georgia General Assembly passed a bill that codifies that someone who has signed a franchise contract cannot be an employee… …The legislation is a result of IFA’s ongoing work with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which recently adopted as official policy […]

American Legislative Exchange Council – Federal Government and Corrupt Practices

This is a report issued by VLTP in November of 2011.  This work represents more than 2 years of deep research involving a handful of researchers who belong to VLTP’s sister group, American Legislative Transparency Project (ALTP) at the Daily Kos. This report provides an in-depth analysis of ALEC’s involvement and influences at the federal level of […]

Trayvon Martin Killing Draws Hundreds to Protest Stand Your Ground Laws

From Policymic – article on the DC Protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by numerous progressive, activist and civil rights groups and individuals for their involvement in the creation of the “Castle Doctrine” or stand your ground law.  ALEC has also been identified as the creator of the “Voter ID” legislation now being enacted nationwide […]

Progressive Groups Ask ALEC Funders to Drop Out in Wake of Martin Death and ‘Shoot First’ Laws

Progressive organizations are finally coming together in small groups and unifying against ALEC and ALEC’s pro-corporate Private Enterprise Board member companies.  VLTP has been calling for a unification of progressives to begin an earnest ALEC pushback and eventual banishment from our state and national landscape. This appears to be the first publicly seen response to that […]

ALEC Has Pushed The NRA’s “Stand Your Ground” Law Across The Nation

“…Florida’s statute on the use of force in self-defense is virtually identical to Section 1 of ALEC’s Castle Doctrine Act model legislation as posted on the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). According to CMD, the model bill was adopted by ALEC’s Civil Justice Task in August 2005 — just a few short months after it passed the Florida legislature — […]