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Performing our civic duty to stay vigilant, informed, and engaged in protecting our Republic from corruption and extraction by a collusion of profiteering interests known as ALEC
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ALEC Watch: Rep. Mark Pocan's Special Report From New Orleans

ALEC Watch: Rep. Mark Pocan's Special Report From New Orleans | CP ALEC Intervention | Scoop.it

by MARK POCAN,  The Progressive


"Fully funded by, sponsored by, and driven by its much wealthier corporate interests.One only need look at the convention booklet to see the “Who’s Who” of corporate partners. British Petroleum, Reynolds American, Takeda, UnitedHealthcare, Walmart, the Walton Family Foundation, Chevron, ExxonMobil, American Electric Power, Allergan, PhRMA, Bayer, VISA, Shell, Koch Industries, Inc. and State Farm Insurance for starters. And there are dozens more.

 

For your partnership in ALEC, you get to write legislation, promote it, vote for it, and all too often, watch it become law. Not bad for a few days work." [MORE]

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Under Siege, Wis. Gov. Walker Faces Defeats, Blunders—and Looming Recall

Under Siege, Wis. Gov. Walker Faces Defeats, Blunders—and Looming Recall | CP ALEC Intervention | Scoop.it

by ROGER BYBEE, In These Times


"Early last year, The New York Times reported that Walker and Republican majorities in the Wisconsin legislature were ramming through radical anti-public-sector union legislation—much of it drawn from the corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council—at “warp speed.” In March, lawmakers passed a law eliminating virtually all collective bargaining rights for public workers.

 

But as this year’s legislative session draws to a close, and a recall election looms, Walker's political future is far from certain. His remarkable losing streak during the last few months is a product of court rulings and massive public outcry against his policies and agenda." [MORE]

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