Meet ALEC. Corporations Writing Laws.

ALEC wants to (and kind of already does) own your democracy. Read this revealing article from The Nation:

ALEC Exposed (John Nichols, The Nation, July 13, 2011)

More on this story today as it develops.

 

Lots of people meeting ALEC lately:

ALEC Exposed – Database of model legislation (Center for Media and Democracy)

Publicopoly Exposed: How ALEC, the Koch brothers and their corporate allies plan to privatize government. (Beau Hodai, In These Times, July 11, 2011)

ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests In State Legislatures (People for the American Way)

Smart ALEC University – Are Your State Legislators Being Indoctrinated? (Jillian Barclay, WinningProgressive.org)

Shaping State Laws With Little Scrutiny (Laura Sullivan, NPR, Oct. 10, 2010)

New Exposé Finds ALEC’s Fingerprints All Over Assault on Workers and Unions (Mike Hall, AFLCIO blog, July 12, 2011)

 

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  1. ALEC Documents Reveal How Corporations Secretly Create New Laws - July 13, 2011

    [...] I have written at length about ALEC’s model “eco-terrorism” legislation, which has been introduced in at least 16 states (a recent attempt in Washington would have made civil disobedience by environmentalists “terrorism”). These documents show how this group has a hand in many, many other issues. Busting unions, deregulating energy, gutting health care reforms, privatizing prisons… you name it and ALEC’s corporate members have drafted a bill about it. [...]

  2. ALEC Documents Reveal How Corporations Secretly Create New Laws - July 13, 2011

    [...] I have written at length about ALEC’s model “eco-terrorism” legislation, which has been introduced in at least 16 states (a recent attempt in Washington would have made civil disobedience by environmentalists “terrorism”). These documents show how this group has a hand in many, many other issues. Busting unions, deregulating energy, gutting health care reforms, privatizing prisons… you name it and ALEC’s corporate members have drafted a bill about it. [...]

  3. ALEC Documents Reveal How Corporations Secretly Create New Laws - July 13, 2011

    [...] I have written at length about ALEC’s model “eco-terrorism” legislation, which has been introduced in at least 16 states (a recent attempt in Washington would have made civil disobedience by environmentalists “terrorism”). These documents show how this group has a hand in many, many other issues. Busting unions, deregulating energy, gutting health care reforms, privatizing prisons… you name it and ALEC’s corporate members have drafted a bill about it. [...]

  4. ALEC Documents Reveal How Corporations Secretly Create New Laws | The Greanville Post - July 23, 2011

    [...] I have written at length about ALEC’s model “eco-terrorism” legislation, which has been introduced in at least 16 states (a recent attempt in Washington would have made civil disobedience by environmentalists “terrorism”). These documents show how this group has a hand in many, many other issues. Busting unions, deregulating energy, gutting health care reforms, privatizing prisons… you name it and ALEC’s corporate members have drafted a bill about it. [...]

  5. ALEC Documents Reveal How Corporations Secretly Create New Laws | The Greanville Post - July 23, 2011

    [...] I have written at length about ALEC’s model “eco-terrorism” legislation, which has been introduced in at least 16 states (a recent attempt in Washington would have made civil disobedience by environmentalists “terrorism”). These documents show how this group has a hand in many, many other issues. Busting unions, deregulating energy, gutting health care reforms, privatizing prisons… you name it and ALEC’s corporate members have drafted a bill about it. [...]

  6. ALEC Documents Reveal How Corporations Secretly Create New Laws | The Greanville Post - July 23, 2011

    [...] I have written at length about ALEC’s model “eco-terrorism” legislation, which has been introduced in at least 16 states (a recent attempt in Washington would have made civil disobedience by environmentalists “terrorism”). These documents show how this group has a hand in many, many other issues. Busting unions, deregulating energy, gutting health care reforms, privatizing prisons… you name it and ALEC’s corporate members have drafted a bill about it. [...]