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ALEC "refocuses" under pressure as corporate sponsors drop support for the organization because of protests and boycotts. Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, refuses to be sanguine. While ALEC's old agenda may not be pushed forward, its results remain in existing voter suppression and stand your ground laws. "Unfortunately we're all left to clean up this mess," Robinson says. Tune in Weeknights at 9:00/8:00c on Current TV current.com
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"We have yet another company that has dropped ALEC. ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange council, they're the group that gets business and large corporations together with state legislatures. Often times their lobbyists simply write the bills for them and then have the legislatures hand it in." Cenk Uygur discusses the flood of corporations leaving ALEC thanks to the activism of progressive groups like Color of Change and PCCC. Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: www.gplus.to Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com
...comes amidst several other high-profile departures by big-name corporations. Last week, Coca-Cola said it had decided to leave ALEC after taking heat from Color of Change and other progressive groups. Soon after, Kraft, Pepsi, and Intuit (which makes Quicken...
...through laws that make it burdensome and difficult for many black folks to vote." Color of Change launched its broader anti-ALEC campaign last December. But it's not the only group to take aim at ALEC. As Mother Jones reported, in February occupiers around...
If progressive organizers have their way, companies like AT&T will follow the path of Coca Cola and Kraft and pull their funding for ALEC. ALEC creates and supports legislation that promotes voter suppression across the country — a key reason why ColorofChange.org and other progressive groups are fighting back. Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorofChange.org, talks with Jennifer Granholm about the coalition of progressive groups that will be reaching out to corporations to pull funding from ALEC. Tune in Weeknights at 9:00/8:00c on Current TV current.com
...unions, which ALEC works to weaken.” Color of Change went live Wednesday with a website targeting Coca-Cola for its support of ALEC. Within hours, the company pulled its membership. Later in the week, Kraft Foods and Intuit, which develops Quicken and QuickBooks...
...has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. We agree. It is as if a state legislature had been...
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...... which makes ALEC less powerful ... which means less corporate money. Or the shift may even come from another direction: ALEC becomes more notorious ... which makes corporate benefactors nervous ... which means less money for ALEC ... which means less power...
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"Viewpoint" host Eliot Spitzer and Jesse Jackson, political activist and founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, analyze the meaning of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo severing ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an advocacy group funded by the Koch Brothers and corporate sponsors, including Wal-Mart. Jackson criticizes ALEC's efforts to suppress voting rights by promoting voter ID laws. Tune in Weeknights at 8:00/7:00c on Current TV current.com
After pressure from ColorofChange.org and others, Coca-Cola and Pepsi both pulled out of ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization that drafts business-friendly laws that are then fed to legislators. Tune in Weeknights at 7:00/6:00c on Current TV current.com
...it was, there’s a group called Progressive States that has tried for years to do the same thing on the Democratic side. But ALEC is different. It’s literally underwritten by corporations. They fund ALEC to write business-friendly legislation and get it into...
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...ALEC. Last year, Campus Progress launched an effort to press companies to quit ALEC in the wake of the disclosure that ALEC had drafted the Voter ID law. Color Of Change soon picked up the banner and has been engaged for months in efforts to convince companies...
A right-wing corporate funded organization essentially wrote Minnesota's proposed constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote says Minnesota Common Cause Executive Director Mike Dean. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has written 60 bills that have been introduced into the Minnesota legislature according to a Common Cause report. That's more bills than any other state. Dean says beyond comparing the language with ALEC's model bills and what is introduced, the other evidence that these proposed laws are written by corporate lobbyists is the supposed legislative authors of the bills don't really understand them. For example, Dean points to the recently passed voter photo ID amendment. The bill's legislative authors couldn't explain or refused to explain what the proposed laws really meant. In one hearing Representative Mary Kiffmeyer defined a key phrase in her bill "substantially equivalent" as "equivalent, substantially." Dean isn't alone in his criticism. During debate on the bill Democrats repeatedly complained about Representative Kiffmeyer's refusal to directly answer questions about what the bill would do. Kiffmeyer has defended her authorship of the bill saying that she did write it. She is a member of ALEC, but downplays her membership.
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Shoot-em-up Charlie takes a look at the killing of Trayvon Martin and what may be behind the "Stand Your Ground" laws that have spread around the United States. Please be warned, hoodies are featured in this cartoon. Learn all about the NRA and ALEC, that sneaky behind the scenes puppet-master. A Mark Fiore political animation.
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...said there is no connection between the efforts spearheaded by Christie and ALEC. @mattkatz00 Never spoken 2 anyone from ALEC nor had any contact w/them. Today's story much ado about nothing. No influence on me whatsoever Meanwhile, an examination of campaign...
...jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) Corporations fund almost all of ALEC’s operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce...
...to legislators for decades, including to former Vice-President Dick Cheney in 2003 and to former PresidentGeorge Bush in 2005.ALEC only began reporting these awards to the IRS in 2007, before abruptly stopping again for their 2010 IRS tax filing. Texas Gov....
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Florida state Rep. Rachel Burgin (R) proposed a resolution with the goal of cutting federal corporate taxes but she accidentally left in a portion written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group primarily funded by large corporations. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. thinkprogress.org What else is ALEC up to? www.youtube.com Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: www.gplus.to Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com
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Arrests, police force, and pepper spraying of peaceful protesters at the demonstration against ALEC on Wed. 11/30/11 around 9:30am. I apologize for the shitty camera work and the screaming. Couldn't help it in both cases. alecexposed.org What is ALEC??: ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve "model" bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a "unique," "unparalleled" and "unmatched" organization. We agree. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door.
Laws that put more people in prison might seem like a good thing if you're for law and order. But what if you found those laws had been passed so private prisons would have more people to incarcerate and therefor make more money? That's one of the allegations laid out by a coalition of groups in Arizona who are calling attention to what the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is doing to undermine democracy in America. The groups say ALEC takes millions of dollars from corporations and uses it to get state legislatures to do their bidding, passing laws that do everything from put more people in prison to disenfranchising voters. Former State Representative John A. Loredo introduces the speakers. Speakers at the event outside the Arizona state capitol in Phoenix include members of Common Cause, People For The American Way, Center for Media and Democracy, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the Arizona AFL-CIO, and the Office and Professional Employees International Union
...of a trade — this is not the Pentagon, this is not a gigantic organization. ALEC BALDWIN: Right. ED ROLLINS: And you have two— ALEC BALDWIN: Not one, but two. ED ROLLINS: But two, a year apart and probably other things that were, you know— ALEC BALDWIN: That...
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...crimes and therefore criminals, for profit. With British Petroleum (BP) and the Koch brothers as some of their funders, ALEC has pushed for Three Strikes and Mandatory Minimum sentencing, as well as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. More than 200 of ALEC’s...
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...representatives, and ALEC officials work together to draft model legislation, generally on business-related issues. As ALEC spokesperson Michael Bowman told NPR, this system is especially effective because "you have legislators who will ask questions much...
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ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) is exploiting private prison labor for profit and lobbying for harsh crime and pro drug-war legislation to create more cheap workers for corporate America. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss. Read more here: www.thenation.com The Largest Online News Show in the World. Google+: www.gplus.to Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Subscribe: bit.ly
Two days after the debt limit deal the Dow Jones takes a major dive. Thom talks to economist Max Fraad Wolff about these uncertain financial times and who's really to blame for the stock markets crashing. Republicans have learned to play hostage takers. This time they've partially shut down the FAA. Paul Rinaldi, President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, talks about how politics is affecting thousands of union workers and the country. Then the shadowy, non-profit organization known as ALEC is meeting with movers and shakers in New Orleans. Reporter and blogger, Lee Fang, discusses his rough encounter with officials and what's happening at the ALEC convention. Then Thom explains the link between water, evolution and the first great migration in the new Geek Science segment. Plus talking turkey gets heated on tonight's show.
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