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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.

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.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

▶ PR Watch—Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: The Facts on Sticky Leaks, Billion Dollar Spills, and Dirty Air

  From the Center for Media and Democracy (PR Watch)  by Dave Saldana, Director, Writer, and Producer of “Keystone PipeLIES Exposed,” a new short film that is a production of the Center for Media and Democracy Investigative Fund The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cover 1,179 miles, from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, to the refineries of Port […]

▶ Democracy Now! ALEC’s “Institutional Corruption,” From Backing Apartheid to Assault on Clean Energy, Public Sector

Published on Dec 11, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – The secretive American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has just ended a week-long meeting in Washington where corporate lobbyists worked with state lawmakers on model bills that will later be introduced in states nationwide. ALEC has reportedly drafted a number of new bills designed to prevent President Obama from cutting emissions, […]

[Video] Exposing ALEC: How Corporate Special Interests Control State Legislatures

Change the Media, Change the world Panel description (Full panel below): Full panel: April 1, 2013   freespeechtv[ Published on Apr 1, 2013 The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a corporate-backed organization that creates controversial bills that it pushes through state legislatures. Some of these include broad anti-immigration measures like Arizona’s SB 1070, Stand Your Ground […]

CMD/PRWatch Asks Ethics Board to Examine Corporate-Funded Gifts to ALEC Legislators

    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release (Friday, March 23, 2012)  CONTACT: Brendan Fischer at (608) 260-9713 or brendan@prwatch.org CMD/PRWatch Asks Ethics Board to Examine Corporate-Funded Gifts to ALEC Legislators  New Documents Show Companies Fund “Scholarships” to Resorts plus Ballgames & Perks  MADISON — The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) filed a complaint today […]