Right-wing activists are helping the Trump campaign put together a coalition of doctors that Trump can use to cover for his COVID-19 decisions.
CMD joins Common Cause and 71 other groups calling on companies to stop funding ALEC due to its leading role in the right-wing campaign to protest COVID-19 public safety measures and reopen the economy despite warnings from public health officials.
American Legislative Exchange Council which claims to be a “nonpartisan” charitable group, connects Republican legislators with Fair Lines America, the GOP’s leading group for opposing voter-enacted redistricting reforms and crafting the party’s 2020 redistricting strategy.
Documents obtained by CMD show the extent of the corporate lobby group’s role in pressuring the states to force a rapid reopening of the economy despite strong public resistance and health concerns.
A “labor reform” booklet of 50 “state factsheets” obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy reveals the ambitious agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council to further weaken public sector unions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.
If passed, Wisconsin would become the 16th state to back right-wing efforts to call for a constitutional convention to propose sweeping amendments to the Constitution to curtail the powers of the federal government.
Modeled after a similar measure drafted by the right-wing Goldwater Institute, the bill imposes mandatory disciplinary sanctions on anyone under the jurisdiction of an institution “who engages in violent or other disorderly conduct that materially and substantially disrupts the free expression of others.”
The preferred piggy bank for Koch network megadonors bankrolled key players in the Right’s growing state infrastructure, legal advocacy, and media operations, in addition to funding climate denial, union busting, and gerrymandering.
ALEC quietly removes Rep. Matt Shea from its leadership list on its website, but has yet to denounce his violent white nationalist views.
The legislation, SB 33, is modeled after an ALEC proposal, and its corporate backers are big contributors to the Republican party and legislators in Ohio.