After canceling its plans for an in-person meeting, ALEC opened its annual policy summit online yesterday to consider a wide variety of measures to limit governors’ power to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, stop a bailout for hard-hit states, and lock in a nine-member Supreme Court, provide trainings to help its overwhelmingly Republican members run better campaigns.
The preferred funding conduits of the Koch political donor network gave out $165 million in grants in 2019, $90 million of which went to right-wing think tanks, advocacy groups, litigation centers, media outlets, extremists, and climate deniers.
The GOP, ALEC, and right-wing justices at the Supreme Court are pushing a legal theory that could disqualify hundreds of thousands of votes in states like Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Minnesota that come in after legislative deadlines but before Covid-19 extensions granted by state courts or the executive branch.
Secretive right-wing Christian group’s ties to Trump and GOP go beyond coordinated effort to confirm Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, documents show.
The billionaire family of Education Sec. Betsy DeVos funded a political group that helped organize anti-lockdown protests, and Trump and other GOP figures stirred the pot by claiming Gov. Whitmer is a tyrant.
ALEC board member, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, pitches political donors on the need for a GOP supermajority to stack congressional districts for the next decade, while ALEC trains members on the art of gerrymandering.
The American Legislatives Exchange Council is gathering signatures from its legislative members urging U.S. Senators to confirm Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States Amy Coney Barret “as soon as possible.”
Right-wing opponents to vote-by-mail and other reforms that would expand voter participation have been busy this summer trying to whip up opposition to the states’ attempts to accommodate voters during the pandemic and undermine public confidence in mail-in ballots.
Bankrolled by anti-labor billionaires, the Job Creators Network is using its push for schools to reopen quickly as a wedge issue to attack teachers unions.
ALEC joins with other business lobbyists and Senate Republicans to back sweeping immunity for corporations that negligently spread coronavirus to their workers or customers.