Koch Brothers & American Legislative Exchange
The Koch family of industrialists and businessmen is most notable for their control of Koch Industries, the second largest privately owned company in the United States. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is an ideologically conservative group consisting of business interests and conservative state legislators for the purpose of drafting research, policy papers and model legislation to assist and influence state legislatures and promote conservative initatives. /5
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Source: thinkprogress.org - Friday, December 12, 2014 CREDIT: Shutterstock Two House Republicans have voiced concern over climate change in the last week, with one of them even proposing a bill seeking to address the issue. These Republicans, Chris Gibson from New York and Congressman-elect Garret Graves from Louisiana, are sticking their necks out for their beliefs and their constituents’ concerns in a setting where they are could easily get chopped off. Emboldened by their midterm gains and bolstered by powerful lobbying networks like the American Legislative Exchange Council and corporate interests such as the Koch Brothers, the vast majority of Republicans have retrenched into their denial of climate change and distaste for environmental regulations. Does it matter then these two are trying to speak out over the din of despair? Both Gibson and Graves referenced concerns in their districts as driving factors, with Gibson saying his district has been hit with “three 500-year floods in the last sever ...
The group Keystone Progress has upped the ante in their protests against the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, and is reporting that 16 of its state’s legislators have dropped their membership in the secretive group funded by the Koch brothers, after pressure by the citizens...
If you've been eagerly consuming news stories about the powerful billionaire Koch Brothers, exposés of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the JP Morgan Chase debacle, the critical upcoming recall election in Wisconsin, and the Republican Party's increasingly weird War on Women, you pr...
Tell Rep. Jimmy Bales to Quit ALEC In recent weeks, the nefarious activities of ALEC have come to light. ALEC stands for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a network of corporations like the Koch Brothers, Big Tobacco, the insurance companies, and the pharmaceuticals, which writes, introduces, and guides bills through state legislatures around the country to benefit these corporate sponsors and shortchange workers and consumers. ALEC is responsible for passing at least 200 bills into law each year. One of ALEC’s laws we are quite familiar with is South Carolina’s discriminatory Photo ID Voter Law and Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. Over the last 20 years, ALEC has spent a half billion dollars in campaign contributions. You can buy a lot of politicians and legislation for a half billion dollars! Not surprisingly, many Republican legislators belong to ALEC, like Jim Harrison (who is retiring) and Joan Brady. But believe it or not, a few Democrats belong to ALEC, including our own Lower ...
Free Showing of “Koch Brothers Exposed” The newest Robert Greenwald film, Koch Brothers Exposed will be shown Thursday, May 3rd at the White Lake Senior Center, beginning at 6:30. Discussion will follow immediately afterwards. Over the past two years, Charles and David Koch have become prominent news figures. The Koch brothers own the second largest private corporation in our country and they are tied for fourth among the richest individuals in the United States. With all the talk in our country about the 99% and the 1% serving as background, this film describes the Koch Brothers as the “Poster Boys for the 1%”. Spending millions of dollars to bend the political system to their will and to benefit their business empire, the Koch Brothers are also major financial supporters and organizers of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC has authored much of the “stand your ground”, anti-union, anti-public education and voter suppression legislation that has been making its way through ...
ALEC is dead. Long live ALEC. Yesterday, the American Legislative Exchange Council — a national clearinghouse of pre-written right-wing bills, helpfully provided to conservative state legislators too dumb to come up with their own ideas —
A few weeks ago Procter & Gamble taunted the boycotters of ALEC today they that they are leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council.
There has been a slew of corporations dropping the American Legislative Exchange Council – or ALEC – like a bad habit, with the latest to flee being Blue Cross Blue Shield and Yum! Foods, which includes Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Now the question becomes, how long before the po...
We pledge to boycott the following products made by Koch Industries until the company withdraws its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Remember this one... This is a website screen shot of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) April 13, 2012. The day they all , the Koch Brothers and their mega-wealthy cabal, greedy CEOs,
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