Category: Corporations

ALEC Meets its Match in Fake ALEC PR Website

As corporations continue to flee the embattled American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC is struggling to stop the bleeding with a new a damage-control website called “IStandWithALEC.com,” that blames former Obama administrator Van Jones, George Soros and “Big Labor” for recent…

Johnson & Johnson Ditches ALEC

Johnson & Johnson announced it is ending its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the embattled right-wing bill mill charged with spreading “shoot first” laws like the one that drew attention in the killing earlier this year of…

Wal-Mart Dumps ALEC

The retail giant Wal-Mart is joining other big businesses in ending its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the conservative corporate bill mill that helps spread “shoot first” laws like the one linked to the killing of Florida…

Clean, Sustainable Energy vs. Fracking Colorado

A guest post by Michele Swensen The week prior to Senator Morgan Carroll’s May 2 introduction of SB 107 (The Fracking Safety Act) to the Senate Judiciary Committee, an oil drilling site near Windsor, Colorado, operated by Ranchers Exploration Partners…

ALEC: Big Tobacco’s “Third-Party” Ally

Tobacco industry documents reveal that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has abetted the failure of state legislatures to take meaningful steps to rein in the devastation caused by tobacco use. In a previously-secret, 1993 internal Philip Morris (PM) presentation…

How to Search Online Tobacco Industry Documents

A video by Marty Otañez, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver Smoking Gun from Marty Otañez on Vimeo. Watch another episode in a series of episodes on the practices of tobacco companies. The series of short videos highlights…

Activists Gain Against Limbaugh in Missoula

Anti-Rush Limbaugh activists racked up another successful week after six more businesses vowed to drop sponsorship of the Rush Limbaugh Show on KGVO Radio in Missoula, Montana. Their success brings the total to 13 businesses that have pulled their support…