4/16/12

ALEC is the 1 percent's legislative depth charge

About ALEC Exposed | Center for Media and Democracy: "In April 2011, some of the biggest corporations in the U.S. met behind closed doors in Cincinnati about their wish lists for changing state laws.  This exchange was part of a series of corporate meetings nurtured and fueled by the Koch Industries family fortune and other corporate funding.

At an extravagant hotel gilded just before the Great Depression, corporate executives from the tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, State Farm Insurance, and other corporations were joined by their "task force" co-chairs -- all Republican state legislators -- to approve "model" legislation. They jointly head task forces of what is called the "American Legislative Exchange Council" (ALEC)."

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ALEC has facilitated legislation offensive to women, to the right to vote and to the rights of unions. But secrecy means stealth in this case and the result is that with out protest corporations are withdrawing their support for ALEC.


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