Posts Tagged ‘ALEC exposed’

Sep
2013
30

“Outsourcing America Exposed” Makes Public the Country’s Worst Privatizers

  The Center for Media and Democracy has unveiled its new web resource, Outsourcing America Exposed, which provides an in-depth look at the dangers of privatization. Its aim is to help taxpayers stay informed about the corporations that are quietly attempting to privatize public services in their communities.   The launch of the website,…
May
2012
23

ALEC’s Latest Target: Wind Power

ALEC’s Latest Target: Wind Power
A network of ultra-conservative think tanks is stepping up the effort to demonize clean energy in advance of the November election. These groups plan to establish a fake grassroots movement based on misinformation and apply pressure to politicians running on clean energy policy. With heavy hitters like Americans For Prosperity already making $6…
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Apr
2012
20

Corps Aren’t the Only Political Agents Abandoning ALEC. Some GA Politicans Have Joined the Fun, Too.

Corps Aren’t the Only Political Agents Abandoning ALEC.  Some GA Politicans Have Joined the Fun, Too.
KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell owners Yum! joined the ALEC rejection jubilee yesterday, but monolith companies aren’t the only political agents fleeing the American Legislative Exchange Council post haste. Their unpopular and aggressive platform is now being roundly rejected by some legislators who are making pledges to never join or opting to…
Apr
2012
13

ALEC: American Legislative Exchange Cancer

ALEC: American Legislative Exchange Cancer
The hits keep coming for transparency activists praying for the demise of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the über-conservative front group responsible for anti-union, pro-privatization and voter suppression legislation, among other ills. After massive members Coke, Pepsi and Kraft pulled out of the group, spokespeople for…
Mar
2012
20

Georgia’s Protest of SB 469 Brings Together Unions, Occupiers, Tea Partiers, LGBT Groups

Georgia’s Protest of SB 469 Brings Together Unions, Occupiers, Tea Partiers, LGBT Groups
Georgia Senate Bill 469, which looks to place extreme limits on picketing, brought together an unlikely coalition of protesters at the Capital building on Saturday. The crowd, estimated at upwards of one thousand strong, was made up of local union members, Occupy Atlanta protesters, and many other groups who see the law as a violation [&hellip…;