ALEC Leaders Boast About Anti-Abortion, Anti-Trans Bills

By Alex Kotch, Exposed By CMD. -

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a pay-to-play network of conservative state lawmakers and business lobbyists that writes model legislation, claims that it no longer works on [...]

ALEC Meeting Queues Up The GOP’s Culture Wars

By David Armiak, Exposed By CMD. -

While Trump is no longer in office, ALEC members still wearing their MAGA hats can participate in Trump-themed trainings such as, “Achieving and Using Political Power: How You Implement an [...]

The Obscure Foundation Funding ‘Critical Race Theory’ Hysteria

By Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria, -

Critical Race Theory (CRT), once a little-known academic concept, is now at the center of the national political discussion. CRT is discussed incessantly on Fox News. It is featured in campaign [...]

More States Enter The Race To Criminalize Protest

By Naveena Sadasivam, Grist. -

It was April 1, and Jestin Dupree had driven more than 400 miles from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana to the state’s capital, Helena, to testify against legislation that [...]

Shareholders Demand Dominion Energy Clean Up Its Reporting

By Freeda Cathcart, Blue Virginia. -

Shareholders have submitted a resolution calling on Dominion Energy to fully disclose its lobbying efforts. The resolution will be voted on Wednesday morning at Dominion’s annual meeting.  When [...]

ALEC Leading Right-Wing Campaign To Reopen The Economy

By David Armiak and Alex Kotch, Exposed by CMD. -

Documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) show that a powerful corporate lobby front group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is playing a leading role in the [...]

Workers May Have Just Killed Missouri’s Right to Work Law

By Jeff Schuhrke, -

By Jeff Schuhrke for In These Times. Missouri - In a badly needed victory for organized labor, a coalition of workers’ rights groups in Missouri is poised to halt a devastating new anti-union law [...]

Hundreds Protest Betsy DeVos Ahead Of ALEC Speech In Denver

By Alexandra Rosenmann, -

By Alexandra Rosenmann for AlterNet - The ALEC meeting comes just a week after the education secretary's talks with men's rights activists. Hundreds of protesters descended on the Colorado [...]

FCC Commissioner Tells ALEC To Help Squash Net Neutrality.

By Bruce Kushnick, -

By Bruce Kushnick for The Huffington Post - But when the second Republican FCC Commissioner, Michael O’Rielly, speaks at ALEC’s (American Legislative Exchange Council) Communications & Technology [...]

Stop One Of The Biggest Mega-Mergers In History

By Candace Clement, -

By Candace Clement for Free Press - AT&T is an enormous media, telecom and internet gatekeeper with a horrible track record of overcharging you, limiting your choices and spying on you. It’s [...]

AARP To Drop Membership To Right-Wing Lobby Group ALEC

By Steven Rosenfeld, -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - Progressives dedicated to protecting safety nets for seniors have pressured AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired People, to drop its dues-paying [...]

ALEC Watchdog: Jane Carter Trying To Rewrite The Constitution

By Bill Raden, -

By Bill Raden in Capital and Main - As lobbyists and state legislators gathered at San Diego’s Grand Hyatt resort last week for the three-day annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange [...]

Seattle City Councilmember Blows Whistle On ALEC (&ACCE)

By Nick Licata, -

By Nick Licata in PR Watch - There was one problem in finding out—ALEC is open only to state legislators or private-interest parties, i.e. corporations or business associations. Being neither, I [...]

ALEC Confidential: Tales From The Supply-Side

By Bill Raden, -

By Bill Raden in Capital and Main - “The biggest scam of the last 100 years is global warming!” thundered Stephen Moore to ALEC’s plenary breakfast club this morning. “It’s no surprise that when [...]

Protests Shine Light On ALEC Conference In San Diego

By Ashoka Jegroo, -

By Ashoka Jegroo in Waging Non-Violence - More than a thousand protesters took to the streets of San Diego on July 22 to demonstrate against a conservative nonprofit’s annual meeting of [...]

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