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Billionaires Lay Siege to State Governments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, billionaires, jim hightower, State Government, corruption, buying our government )

Dandelion
- 152 days ago - commondreams.org
It is no coincidence that such a large flock of corporatists and right-wing ideologues now roost in state offices, nor that they keep pushing exactly the same anti-people rhetoric and tactics.
The Architect of the Most Racist Law in Modern American History Has Been Named to Trump's Team
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, Bigotry, Donald Trump, GOP Hate, GOP Lies, Kris Kobach, Racism, voter suppression )

Lynn
- 343 days ago - politicsplus.org
I have been cruising through my usual haunts and came upon this and another article about the sorry state of affairs that has grown out of Trump's election win last Tuesday. This is not going to be good at all!
TAKE ACTION NOW! If UPS Wants Our Holiday Shipping Dollars, It Needs to Stop Funding Climate Denial and Animal Cruelty!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, agneda, UPS, politics )

AWAY AWHI
- 686 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
If Facebook, Google, Walmart, and dozens more can do the right thing, so can UPS CEO Abney! UPS must quit ALEC now!
ALEC Hard At Work It All Begins With Secret Meetings   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, secret meetings, Georgia, 501c3 charity, corruption )

Dandelion
- 844 days ago - youtube.com
Politicians accepting all expenses paid retreats from high powered lobbyists. A bill written under cloak of darkness and voted on without the public even knowing. ALEC operate as 501c3 charities on top of it. This should have everyone in rage.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Oliver, ALEC, midterm elections, legislators, bills )

Dandelion
- 1084 days ago - youtube.com
While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them.
Pay To Play
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pay to Play, ALEC, Robert Reich, Noam Chomsky, John Nichols, Van Jones, Lawrence Lessig, Marianne Williamson, May Day, Citizens United )

Dandelion
- 1118 days ago - pay2play.nationbuilder.com
A trailer, a place to view, a place to request a viewing, a place to register to vote. Citizens United, Pay to Play, ALEC, People Over Profits, May Day, Robert Reich, John Nichols, Lawrence Lessig, Van Jones, Noam Chomsky, Marianne Williamson and more.
Ask Leaders In The Tech Industry To Cut Ties With ALEC - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, Petition, tech industry, American Legislative Exchange Council )

Dandelion
- 1118 days ago - secure2.convio.net
More and more tech giants are dropping ALEC, the shadowy group masquerading as a charity while bringing corporate lobbyists and politicians behind closed doors to rewrite our laws. Please sign to put pressure on AOL who hasn't yet withdrawn from ALEC.
Koch Sucking the Kilowatts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, class warfare, Climate Change, Koch Brothers )

TomCat
- 1273 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
21 Things You Can't Do While Black
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Stand Your Ground, stop and frisk, ALEC, humanrights, freedoms, americans )

Nancy
- 1345 days ago - alternet.org
Here are 21 examples from the last five years of some of the things black people can't do without others thinking they're up to no good.
Standup to ALEC's Anti-Immigration Agenda ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration, ALEC, law, politics, humanrights, government )

Nancy
- 1355 days ago - standuptoalec.org
In state legislatures across our country, millions have worked to pass reform that gives aspiring Americans a chance at a better life. And yet in our statehouses, ALEC has put their extreme corporate agenda first.
As It Turns Out, There Still Is a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - The Many Friends of ALEC
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, politics, news, ethics, usa )

AWAY AWHI
- 1406 days ago - truth-out.org
Even if ALEC were to disappear tomorrow, its agenda still would be propelled by a variety of institutional allies
Crappy Birthday ALEC
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, Class Warfare, GOP Regime, Sedition )

TomCat
- 1521 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment
Repeal "Shoot First" ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, americans, ALEC, ethics, shoot first, stand your ground, labor, money, corporate )

Nancy
- 1554 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Instead of balancing the value of each human life against the legitimate right of self defense, Shoot First gives the legal stamp of approval to a "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality.
Cashing in on Kids: 139 ALEC Bills in 2013 Promote a Private, For-Profit Education Model
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: education, corruption, americans, ALEC, ethics, labor, money, corporate )

Nancy
- 1557 days ago - prwatch.org
ALEC boasts on the "history" section of its website that it first started promoting "such 'radical' ideas as a [educational] voucher system" in 1983 -- the same year as the Reagan administration's "Nation At Risk" report -- taking up ideas first articulat
The Supreme Court Has Severely Limited Workers' Ability to Sue Employers for Discrimination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corporate, corruption, americans, employers, ALEC, ethics, labor, money )

Nancy
- 1557 days ago - prwatch.org
In the midst of landmark opinions on the Voting Rights Act, affirmative action, and marriage equality, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a pair of barely-noticed decisions that will severely limit workers' ability to seek justice if they are victims of-
 

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