By the Center forMedia and Democracywww.prwatch.org
“ALEC” has long been asecretive collaborationbetween Big Business and“conservative” politicians.Behind closed doors, theyghostwrite “model” bills tobe introduced in statecapitols across the country.This agenda--underwrittenby global corporations--includes major taxloopholes for big industriesand the super rich,proposals to offshore U.S.jobs and gut minimumwage, and efforts toweaken public health,safety, and environmentalprotections. Although manyof these bills have becomelaw, until now, their originhas been largely unknown.With
, theCenter for Media andDemocracy hopes moreAmericans will study thebills to understand thedepth and breadth of howbig corporations arechanging the legal rulesand undermining
democracyacross the nation.
D YOU KNOW?
Corporations VOTED to adopt this. Through ALEC, global companieswork as “equals” in “unison” with politicians to write laws to govern your life. BigBusiness has “a VOICE and a VOTE,” according to newly exposed documents.
Did you know thatan online for-profitschool companywas the corporateco-chair in 2011?
--in recent past or present
•AT&T Services, Inc.•centerpoint360•UPS•Bayer Corporation•GlaxoSmithKline•Energy Future Holdings• Johnson & Johnson•Coca-Cola Company•PhRMA•Kraft Foods, Inc.•Coca-Cola Co.•Pﬁzer Inc.•Reed Elsevier, Inc.•DIAGEO•Peabody Energy•Intuit, Inc.•Koch Industries, Inc.•ExxonMobil•Verizon•Reynolds American Inc.•Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.•Salt River Project•Altria Client Services, Inc.•American Bail Coalition•State Farm Insurance
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