Tag Archives: ALEC

Update on ALEC, Center for Media and Democracy

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). What corporations have quit ALEC? Is your legislator a member of ALEC? and more.

‘There’s a Disconnect Between DC and What People Actually Want’: CounterSpin interview with Tim Karr on net neutrality

Tim Karr: “We’re talking about millions and millions of dollars that have gone from the phone and cable lobby to elected representatives to lobbyists to lawyers, to try to get net neutrality off the books.”

The assault on environmental protest

50 state bills, Minnesota included, with a link to find information on your state.

Minnesota ALEC Politicians

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that.

Jim Hightower | Billionaires Lay Siege to State Governments

While we’re mesmerized by Trump, shady groups are pushing corporate-friendly legislation in statehouses all over the country. By Jim Hightower  Common Dreams  May 22, 2017 (Originally published on Sunday, May 21, 2017 by OtherWords) Charles and David Koch. (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) It’s easy to become mesmerized by The Donald Show in this year’s political circus. But a lot […]

Traci Yoder | New Anti-Protesting Legislation: A Deeper Look

Civil liberties advocates are clearly questioning which individuals or interest groups are behind this wave of legislation all targeting mass protests and the right to dissent at the same moment.

Project Censored | The Top Censored Stories of 2015-2016

#1 U.S. empire and military madness

ALEC’s Corporate Influence on State Legislatures (Video)

Video exposes the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) effort to push corporate backed model legislation in state legislatures.

Pipeline Spill in the Heart of Canada’s Tar Sands Industry Leaks 1.3 Million Gallons of Oily Emulsion

The leak, which was discovered Wednesday afternoon, is the largest pipeline spill in the province in 35 years, when a 54,000 barrel oil spill became Canada’s worst-ever pipeline incident.

Polly Mann: On the Nuclear Watch     

Mann: Unseasonably high temperatures, which have increased in frequency in recent years due to global warning, have threatened to force showdowns of nuclear power reactors in Florida and Sweden in a growing trend that could soon put reactors in direct competition with local citizens for their right to fresh water.

Ari Phillips: Inside, and Kicked Out Of, ALEC’s Secretive Policy Summit

“Not a single item in ALEC’s agenda would reduce pollution or protect the environment. In fact, they all do the opposite.” By Ari Phillips for Think Progress  MintPress.com  December 6, 2014    This week the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive free-market lobbying group that brings together conservative politicians and major corporate interests, is holding its […]

Lisa Graves: More Corporations Flee as ALEC Rolls Out Its Legislative Agenda

… for two decades through to this day, ALEC has been at the forefront of peddling climate change denial to state policymakers. Its legislative agenda is replete with an array of bills to block almost every effort by the Environmental Protection Agency or other governmental bodies to respond to the climate changes underway. By Lisa Graves, […]

Dahr Jamail: As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been “Hugely Underestimated”

A major study recently published in New Scientist found that “scientists may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming because temperature readings from southern hemisphere seas were inaccurate,” and said that ACD is “worse than we thought” because it is happening “faster than we realized.” Editor’s Note: With climate-change denier Republicans taking over the […]

Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out

ALECexposed, a project of CMD:  Microsoft has left ALEC, but big technology companies Google, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo reportedly still fund and remain engaged with ALEC. A number of energy companies have also left ALEC at the request of Greenpeace. Posted by REBEKAH WILCE  PRWatch.org  August 21, 2014 Microsoft, the $86.8 billion-a-year technology company, is no […]

Honeywell International: Boycott & Divest re killer and surveillance drones, fracking, TPP …

Boycott & Divest.  Honeywell International: Powers and guides the worlds  Number 1 killer drone, the MQ-9 Reaper Builds the Tarantula Hawk surveillance drone for military and police forces Check the website badhoneywell.org for more information about why a boycott/buycott  of Honeywell International is essential . Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! […]

Steve Russell: ALEC Threatening Indian Country

Beware of the Smart ALEC:  The Lobbyists Threatening Indian Country Steve Russell  ResistPrivatationofAmerica  16 February 2014 The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is God’s gift to corporate America, tying it directly to elected legislators and providing the vehicle for the interests of corporate persons to trump the interests of human persons What ALEC “exchanges” are model […]

Chris Taylor: I Attended an ALEC Conference — and Found an Alternative Universe

Secrecy reigned supreme. Minnesota raised taxes on the rich and invested the resulting revenue in public schools, including all-day kindergarten. . . . Yet in 2012 Minnesota had one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, and currently has higher median incomes and lower unemployment and poverty rates than both Wisconsin and Mississippi . […]

▶ Mark Fiore Cartoon: ALEC Rock

Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.  Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.  Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). Published on Jul 24, 2012 “ALEC Rock” Produced by Mark Fiore (http://www.markfiore.com) and the Center […]

Revealed: ALEC’s 2014 Attacks on the Environment | PR Watch

The spreadsheet (dated from late March 2014 and made public by CMD/The Progressive today) reveals ALEC tracking a total of 131 bills that, among other things, roll back state renewable energy standards, increase costs for American households with solar, hype the Keystone XL pipeline, push back on proposed EPA coal regulations that protect human health, and create industry-friendly […]

Oil Industry Conjures Illusion of Public Support for KXL Using ALEC Politicians

ALEC Pushes State Resolutions as Oil Industry Ghostwrites Opinion Pieces for Legislators Posted by NICK SURGEY  PRWatch.org  March 12, 2014    Millions of U.S. citizens have voiced their opposition to the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline in recent months, with more than 2 million publiccomments opposing the project hand delivered to the State Department last week. At the same […]