Working in tandem with deep-pocketed corporations and funders like Koch Industries, ALEC is driving an agenda in the states you need to know about.
CMD looks into what the KIPP Foundation charter school network and its allies at the U.S. Department of Education want to keep the American people from seeing.
Video footage of a closed-door webinar provided to CMD reveals Frank Luntz’ firm instructing state chamber of commerce lobbyists to ignore polling that shows Chamber members across the country overwhelmingly support progressive workplace policies including raising the minimum wage, providing paid sick days, and more.
“Wages in RTW states are 3.1 percent lower than those in non-RTW states. . . This translates into RTW being associated with $1,558 lower annual wages for a typical full-time, full-year worker.”
On Martin Luther King Day, here is some additional information about the Koch PR offensive and their legacy on civil rights.
Jane Mayer’s new book, Dark Money, reveals how Fred Koch profited from dealing with Hitler’s Germany and praised Germany while criticizing American workers.
The Koch brothers have received positive press for supporting criminal justice reform, but the evidence shows that, in part, they are in it for themselves.
“What can Brown do for you?” UPS is one of only nine funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual winter meeting listed on its brochure this year.
Just as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) tried to distance itself from its role pushing parts of the NRA’s gun agenda and making it more difficult for American citizens to vote, a controversial right-wing operation has announced that it will step in to help carry forward the “voter ID” agenda.