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Founded in the early 1970s to promote right-wing policies at the state level, the American Legislative Exchange Council's focus has shifted to favor the promotion of state legislation and regulation that benefits its corporate sponsors. A fact that should come as no surprise given its funding by right-wing foundations and corporate membership fees ranging from $5000 to $50,000. The council boasts a large clearinghouse of research, model bills, and legislative strategies to promote its agenda. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 1129 20th Street NW - Suite 500 Washington, DC... MORE >
ALEC Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 11/30/2012, 6:39pm
Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Status of Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Unclear; U.S. Religious Right Support Isn’t. Erika Eichelberger @ Mother Jones: Study: ALEC Is Bad for the Economy. Joe.My.God: Egyptian Court Sentences Florida Pastor Terry Jones To Death Over Movie. Kevin Drum: I Guess the Future Wasn't at Stake in This Year's Election After All. Jeremy Hooper: Liberty Counsel quietly takes Chick-fil-A off of its 'Nice' list; you next, AFA? Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: Creationist Ken Ham Accuses Pat Robertson of ‘... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Josh Glasstetter, Monday 11/05/2012, 1:56pm
The lower the turnout tomorrow, the better Mitt Romney will do. It’s always been this way for Republicans. Anyone who doubts that needs to watch the video below. The media frequently reports on right-wing and GOP voter suppression efforts, but they rarely acknowledge the root cause – Republicans do better when fewer people vote. This is the driving force behind the GOP’s draconian voter ID laws and efforts to limit early voting, voter registration drives, and provisional voting. The right wing and GOP have whipped up hysteria around voter fraud, which is... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Josh Glasstetter, Wednesday 12/07/2011, 2:18pm
“We don’t want to be part of the controversy.” That’s what Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, told NPR when asked why the foundation’s work on reproductive health avoided support for abortion care. While this was a grave disappointment to global women’s health advocates, it wasn’t altogether surprising. Despite the Gates Foundation’s staggering wealth and influence and willingness to try new – sometimes controversial – approaches, it steadfastly steers clear of political fights. That’s why a recent award of $376,... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 09/20/2011, 10:55am
The American Family Association affiliate OneMillionMoms is calling on activists to boycott Ben & Jerry’s because of the company’s new Schweddy Balls ice cream. In an email, the group describes the legendary Saturday Night Live skit featuring People For the American Way board member Alec Baldwin, Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon that gives the ice cream its name, but doesn’t see the humor in it. “The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive,” the group writes. Urging activists to demand “that no additional... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/24/2011, 3:34pm
A campaign spearheaded by LGBT rights and women’s rights groups Change.org and AllOut.org, encouraging companies to drop their ties to the Charity Give Back Group (formerly the Christian Values Network), unsurprisingly has the Religious Right up in arms. The CGBG “operates a sort of online mall, donating a portion of each purchase to religious nonprofits,” Michelle Goldberg explains. “Among them are conservative organizations like Focus on the Family, The Family Research Council, Promise Keepers, and a number of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.” The... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 05/18/2011, 5:42pm
PFAW: ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests In State Legislatures. Kevin Drum: Quote of the Day: Truth is Libel. Jason Cherkis @ Huffington Post: David Barton's Tax Records Boast Expertise In Black History. Joe.My.God: Anti-Gay Christianist Hate Group Launches Ad Denouncing Harvey Milk Day. ACLU: Debunking the Mythical "Sharia Threat" to Our Judicial System. Zack Ford @ Wonk Room: FOX News Unleashes Transphobic Assault Against Chaz Bono. MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Wednesday 05/18/2011, 10:41am
Cross-posted on the People For blog Last night, People For’s Andrew Gillum went on the Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the new Right Wing Watch: In Focus report on ALEC, the group that helps corporate donors get legislation they like placed in statehouses. Read the report and watch the clip: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Peter Montgomery, Thursday 10/28/2010, 12:17pm
People For the American Way has been documenting the ways in which corporate interests, with a big boost from the Supreme Court, are pouring unprecedented sums of money into this year’s elections to buy themselves an even more corporation-friendly government. This morning, National Public Radio reported on another way that corporate interests are shaping public policy. Remember that controversial anti-immigrant law in Arizona? Turns out it was drafted at a conference of right-wing legislators with help from private prison corporations that see the detention of immigrants as a... MORE >
Within 24 Hours, Glenn Beck Will Break News That Will Rock the Nation and Take Down The Entire Power Structure (UPDATED)
6/12/13 @ 2:03pm
What Happened to Glenn Beck's Scoop That Was Going to Rock the Nation?
6/13/13 @ 1:42pm
Swanson: Star Trek Promotes Bestiality, Children's Show Superhero 'Probably Fighting Christians'
6/7/13 @ 3:15pm
One Million Moms Protests 'The Fosters' For Trying to 'Desensitize America and Our Children by Promoting Inappropriate Behavior'
6/7/13 @ 12:30pm
Citing the Book of Mormon, Glenn Beck Warns That 'We Are at the End'
6/14/13 @ 4:41pm